VIDEO: Dig in the dancing PM…Theresa May’s moves steal the show on Africa visit

© BBCTheresa May's dance moves.
Theresa May's dance moves.

Prime Minister Theresa May showed off her questionable dance ability during a visit to South Africa.

The Tory leader was filmed dancing with youngsters at pupils during a visit to the ID Mkhize High School in Gugulethu, Cape Town, during a three-day trade mission to Africa – but her moves came under quick scrutiny on social media.

During her visit to the country Prime Minister pledged £4 billion in support of African economies, aimed at creating jobs for young people.

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British Prime Minister Theresa May meets staff and pupils during a visit to the ID Mkhize High School in Gugulethu, Cape Town, South Africa.

She is also due to visit Nigeria and Kenya during the trip.

People were quick to scrutinise Mrs May’s quirky boogying on Twitter after footage emerged online.

Mrs May said the Government intends to carry over the EU’s economic partnership agreement with Mozambique and the Southern African Customs Union (SACU), which consists of South Africa, Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia and Swaziland.

Her pledge came during a keynote speech in Cape Town on how the UK plans to use its aid budget in the “national interest”, encourage private firms to invest on the continent and help offer security and jobs to stabilise African economies.

She said an additional £4 billion of UK investment aimed to “pave the way” for at least another £4 billion from private sector financing, as part of the Government’s ambition to overhaul the United States as the G7’s top investor in Africa.

The UK is also to sign a new agreement to “repatriate huge sums of money that have been illegally removed from Kenya”, allowing this to be returned to its “rightful owners” and invested in the country, Mrs May said.

But she denied the UK has neglected Africa, pointing to visits by former foreign secretary Boris Johnson.

 

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