The liberal media in both the United States and South Africa are angry because President Donald Trump, appointed an former South African woman, Lana Marks, as the new American Ambassador in Pretoria. Marks is also a white and an entrepreneur and has so far managed a successful business in the luxury goods industry.
Both Associated Press and Reuters described her as a “handbag designer” downright and noted that she is a member of the exclusive Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida. According to Associated Press, 30% of US ambassadors are usually not appointed from professional diplomats, and Marks is therefore she is an exception.
The same media did however not raise any objection when Barack Obama appointed Congolese born Patrick Gaspard, an anti-white activist and black nationalist who had known Obama in his Chicago days, as a South African ambassador.
Mrs. Lana Marks was born in East London and attended the Clarendon High School for Girls. In addition to English, she also speaks Xhosa and Afrikaans. There were former French, Dutch and Russian Ambassadors who could speak Afrikaans, but Mrs. Marks is the first American ambassador to speak the language.
Apart from Hollywood glamorous characters who count amongst her customers who purchase for handbags , Mrs. Marks also befriended the late Princess, Diana of the United Kingdom, who likewise owns a Lana Marks handbag.
At the age of 23, she emigrated from South Africa after marrying a British psychiatrist, who was employed by Groote Schuur.
Photo – In this photo from the 2012 archive, Lana Marks and her husband, Dr. Neville Marks. President Donald Trump has nominated Lana Marks, a luxury fashion and handbag designer in South Florida, to be the new American Ambassador to South Africa. Marks is an indigenous South African who speaks Xhosa and Afrikaans. The White House announced her appointment late Wednesday.