- South Africans have welcomed back repatriated compatriots who were stranded abroad for two months
- The pair were stuck in Malaysia after South Africa closed off international boarders during the lockdown
- They flew back to the country on Sunday night along with 32 fellow South Africans
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Social media users have welcomed back two repatriated South Africans who had been stranded in Malaysia for two months. The pair were could not return to the country after the lockdown started and international boarders were closed.
Schoeman du Plessis shared the ordeal of the Allister Nunn and Allan Huysamen on Facebook. The pair were stuck at the Kuala Lumpur departure gate for two months. They were both stranded when their flight to SA was cancelled after they checked in. They could not fly out and Malaysia would not allow them back in.
The duo finally boarded the first repatriation flight back to South Africa along with 32 fellow countrymen.
"Not once during this ordeal did they blame anyone, lose their temper or complain more than what they were entitled to."
It was through the generosity of the South African community in Malaysia that the pair were able to get the occasional hot shower and sleep at the hotel in the terminal.
"Very proud of the way South Africans face adversity and stand together in difficult times."
Social media users welcomed the pair back with kind messages. Leigh Michelle Bester said:
"God speed, may they have safe travels. What troopers they have been. Very sad how they were left stranded."
Isaac Thundu said:
"Welcome back. Stay home, stay safe."
George Wells Clifton said:
"Thank you for being gentlemen and I am happy you safely home"
Sibongile Gqombi Ngubane-Ntuli said:
"Travel mercies and thanks to the fellow South Africans who made their ordeal bearable."
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Thomas Makhubela said:
"Welcome back to your motherland folks."
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