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Nigerian nationals flee South Africa

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JOHANNESBURG - Frustrated by violent attacks against them, some foreign nationals have opted to return home.

The first group is expected to leave the country on Wednesday.    

Over 600 Nigerian nationals gathered outside the consulate on Wednesday morning, to take up the free option to leave South Africa, made available by the Nigerian government

a group of people standing outside of a building © Heidi Giokos Buses were sent to Kathlehong in Ekurhuleni to help transport those leaving.

Related: Some foreign nationals happy to go home after attacks

Speaking at OR Tambo International airport, one man told eNCA's Heidi Giokos he has no choice but to leave. 

"I decided to leave because I value my life, more than anything else ... Here it is very hostile at the moment. It's not safe for me."

On Monday, Nigerian Consul General Godwin Adamu said a Nigerian airline, "Air Peace" would fly approximately 320 nationals home, followed by a second flight immediately afterwards. 

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