Tuesday, 17 September, 2019

See pictures of Nigerians running away from South Africa after xenophobic attacks

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Speaking to journalists in Abuja, she said the Nigerian government would continue to hold the South African authorities accountable and insist it paid compensation to its citizens.

"That already done and everything ready as at Monday, the South African Immigration still demanded to know how the Nigerians came into the country and began to arrest them".

PREMIUM TIMES reported how Air Peace, a Nigerian airline, offered to evacuate Nigerians after several Nigerian businesses and nationals were attacked in the xenophobic attacks.

"Interested Nigerians are therefore advised to liaise with the High Commission of Nigeria in Pretoria and the Consulate General in Johannesburg", it read.

This Nigerian entrepreneur's entire vehicle dealership was destroyed.

"President Buhari has also given instruction for the immediate voluntary evacuation of all Nigerians who are willing to return home", a statement from the Nigerian presidency disclosed this week. "I expect the Nigerian government to put all protocols in place", he said.

"Now people are here they can't even travel freely back to their own country".

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"Then you pick up your TC and the bus takes you to the airport and you go", he said.

"I chose to leave because I value my life more than anything else because here is very hostile at the moment".

"They told me they are still trying to resolve the documentation of those wanting to leave", he said.

"We are guessing to say how many Zimbabweans are there in South Africa today, some people were saying two to three million but we do not have exact figures as to how many Zimbabweans are there".

"What they need is that the ambassador should have prepared the documents for them".

He was referring to an outcry from foreign governments and investors and threats to attack South Africans in other countries.

Buthelezi was introducing a debate in the National Assembly on the recent incidents of violence across South Africans in which at least 12 people were killed, including 10 South Africans and two foreign nationals.

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