Political analyst, Zamikhaya Maseti, says the Special Envoys deployed by President Cyril Ramaphosa should offer no apologies but rather a stern warning to the various governments to make sure their nationals adhere to the rule of law while in South Africa.
Home Affairs Minister, Aaron Motsoaledi, has confirmed that 179 people were allowed to leave South Africa for Nigeria from Johannesburg on Wednesday.
About 300 Nigerian nationals have left South Africa heading back to their home country from the OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg.
Nigerian nationals fleeing the recent wave of violence in Gauteng are now boarding a flight back home.
A full flight carrying Nigerian nationals back to their home country is expected to leave the OR Tambo International airport on Wednesday.
“Oya!” shouts the director in Nigerian Pidgin English. Actors take their marks. Lighting blinks on. The film crew snaps into action after the order to hurry up.
Nigeria announced that it endorsed the repatriation of more than 600 Nigerians back home – who will leave on flights Thursday and Friday.
Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari will visit South Africa next month to reinforce the bonds between the two countries after a wave of deadly riots and xenophobic attacks, the South African presidency said on Saturday.
The backlash against South Africa is continuing, following violence in which some foreign nationals were being targeted in the country.
Shares of MTN Nigeria hit a three-month high on Friday after the telecoms company’s offices partially reopened following a shutdown due to anti-South African attacks in the West African country.