Some of Theresa May's critics call her "RoboMay," claiming that the British prime minister is so awkward that she becomes robotic. So it is not shocking that the South African government tweeted a video clip of their dancing with students in Cape Town on Tuesday, slightly overshadowing their business trip to South Africa.
In the video she moves stiffly back and forth A group of children is dancing opposite her, her shoes with the leopard pattern knocking here and there. The short clip became a Twitter moment Social media users called them Moves "Dad Dancing" and "Painful".
"Theresa May dances as if she had surgically removed her freedom of movement" wrote one user .
PolticoEU wrote that she danced "like a baby robotic giraffe".
South Africa is the first stop on a journey that will also take May to Kenya and Nigeria. It's her first visit. Since taking office in 2016, she's been in Africa to promote trade with Britain as the country prepares for Brexit.
During her visit to the school in Cape Town, she also announced that Britain would expand an existing scholarship program for foreigners adding 100 new slots for African students.
Britain is seeking to expand its investment in Africa by competing with the United States, China, France and others for influence on the continent. "In Cape Town, May said the British government plans to invest $ .1 billion on the continent and that by 2022, she hopes Britain will be the # 1 G7 investor in Africa, with British private sector companies taking the lead in the US Investing in the billions that will boost Africa's economies by trillions. "That would mean investing more than the United States and France, which also want to increase their engagement in Africa.
She also said she wanted to fund British aid Prevention of Illegal Migration and Organized Crime.
According to news conference, May insisted that Britain is not "late for party" on investment across the continent, according to Quartz Africa, Chinese leaders visited Africa 79 times between 2007 and 2017 Repeatedly represented in 43 countries – including South Africa – President Trump still needs Africa Although First Lady Melania Trump said she will make a trip to the continent this autumn. It is not yet clear which countries she will visit. French President Emmanuel Macron visited Nigeria in July on a trip that included a charm-offensive visit to the concert hall of Afrobeat legend Fela Kuti, The Shrine.
When May meets Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta on Thursday, he will return from the meeting Trump in Washington
And May's visit to South Africa comes shortly after Trump tweeted last week that he had asked the State Department "large-scale killings" by white South African farmers and the seizure of their land by the government to investigate. The president's assertion is "a promotion of a white nationalist conspiracy theory," the Washington Post reported last week, widely denounced both at home and in South Africa. Data from South Africa shows that the number of people murdered on farms has actually dropped significantly in recent years, the Associated Press reported.
May arrived in Cape Town on Tuesday. "The United Kingdom has been supporting land reform for some time," she said. "Land reform is legal, it's transparent, it's generated by a democratic process."
This brought in their criticism from the British populist UKIP party, saying in a statement that it supports "racist land reform".
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