The ruling ANC party and President Cyril Ramaphosa looked on bemused.
"I don't think [Trump] knows a country called South Africa. He thinks SA is a continent.... He wants to polarize SA and reverse the gains we have made to build racial harmony, because all what he does is use fear factor," Zizi Kodwa said.
Pressure on the country's white farmers has become a rallying cry for right-wing groups across the world.
The Department of Rural Development and Land Affairs stressed that there was no talk of expropriation without compensation, but the courts would have to decide on how much was "just and equitable."
Through his integrity, courage and strength he showed what a single individual can achieve, and instilled the belief that injustice can be defeated.
They should be offering to help find solutions instead of defending their privilege.
The South African parliament is accused of tacitly supporting attacks on white farmers after it passed a motion which could see farmland redistributed without compensation.
"The time for reconciliation is over," said Julius Malema, leader of the Economic Freedom Fighters opposition party.
The "Teflon president" resigned on Wednesday amid growing pressure from the African National Congress.
"She is bold and you can't fool her," Zuma said about Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, his wife for 16 years.
Zuma recently fired his popular finance minister, sparking widespread criticism and a credit downgrade for South Africa.
It's the latest sign of a rift in the ANC as it mulls its next leader.
The deputy president has received the backing of South Africa's largest trade union group.
The Treasury had described the charges as being politically motivated.
The ANC is considering an early leadership debate after its worst election result since 1994.
Sex work has been criminalized for decades, but a government-backed plan could see policies loosened.
The Guptas are at the center of a row over political influence.