My parents waiting to sell South African properties – 17-year-old returnee


A 17-year-old South African returnee, Ijeoma Maduagwu, described the possibility of returning to South Africa as a death wish.

Maduagwu said her parents put her younger siblings and her on the Air Peace flight that brought 315 Nigerians to Lagos on Wednesday.

According to her, her parents are looking for buyers for their properties before coming back to Nigeria.

It was learnt that as of Sunday, no fewer than 700 Nigerians were waiting for evacuation from South Africa.

A source, who confided in The PUNCH, said, “We cannot rule out the possibility that out of the 700, more will back out and prefer to stay back in South  Africa.”

One of our correspondents learnt that many Nigerians chose to stay back following the reduction in attacks on foreigners by South African youths.

The PUNCH had last week reported that 817 Nigerians were awaiting evacuation out of the 1,004 that were registered.

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