- The Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Nigeria is offering Nigerians free flights out of Mzansi
- It follows alleged xenophobic unrest in South Africa
- Our readers flooded the comment section with their views and we took a look at some of their reactions
On Thursday, Briefly.co.za reported that Nigerians were offered free flights out of SA to escape xenophobic attacks.
The owner of a Nigerian charter airline has offered to send an aircraft to evacuate Nigerians who wish to leave South Africa - free of charge.
This is according to a statement issued by the Nigerian Foreign Affairs Ministry. The ministry said the offer followed the recent “unfortunate xenophobic attacks” on foreign nationals, including Nigerians, in South Africa.
Briefly.co.za was overwhelmed with our readers' reactions and decided to take a look at some of the comments on the news.
Vusi Dlamini commented: "Glory to god! You are all mighty. Somebody please turn up the volume so that they can all hear, oh Jesus, I can imagine a South Africa without Nigerians and drugs."
Semaya Namibian added; "My question is, the owner of a South Africa charter airline will do the same, to send aircraft and collect our sisters and brother in Nigerian for free of charge also?"
Roger Arungasamy wrote: "Good idea at least we getting some results from Nigeria. Our government sleeping."
Malik Mubarak Tshepo McWhite said: My concern is the citizenship and grants they receive on a silver platter whilst our own struggle to receive grants even id documents. We didn't forget even you from Lesotho included. This mess was cause by corrupt Saps inside and at boarders, Home affairs at offices and at boarders."
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