South Africa Apologizes Over Nigerian Deportations-AP

Associated Press

PRETORIA, South Africa — South Africa has apologized for a mass deportation of Nigerians, saying officials at Johannesburg's main airport did not properly check their health certificates.

At a news conference in Pretoria Thursday, deputy foreign minister Ibrahim Ibrahim said: "We wish to humbly apologize to them, and we have."

Two diplomats from the Nigerian High Commission accompanied Ibrahim to the news conference, but refused to comment beyond a joint statement that described tit-for-tat deportations the two countries say should not affect their relations.

On March 2, South Africa deported 125 Nigerians who, according to airport health authorities, carried fraudulent yellow fever cards. Since then, authorities in Lagos have deported South Africans, raising health concerns.
 

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As an AA -I find black South Africans (not all) have a large chip on their shoulder.Been in and out of SA. Most figure their God's gift to tha African continent-lol.I think it's an insecurity thing after all those yrs of apartheid. Brainwashed black people.Ask other black peoples-don't matter if ur AA,British African,Other African etc-it's the same thang. Really weird-cause they'd rather hold hands with their former masters in their "rainbow nation".Hate u if u talk diffrent-maybe a lack of being around-they think sa is the wrld.Very backward.Not all of em-but enough for em. Most can't even work togather to make their own country work.No balls to standup to their f**ked up leaders-and ask for real change.Whites did a number on em thgh-cause they like em, but hatin on other blacks.They still love massa.Nigga's there need a wakeup call. In the Majority-but f**king themselves up.Can't stand smart strong negros of any culture.Scared to really be black.Don't deserve black.

Oh my God! It's hard to

Oh my God! It's hard to imagine how they can cheated with such a serious theme like health

I was in South Africa, the

I was in South Africa, the people are so primitive they believe if you have s3x with a baby or toddler you will be cured of AIDS. They also have the highest rate of AIDS in the world, the highest rape and murder rates alongside Jamaica and Guyana.
They are tribalistic and attack fellow Africans who helped free them from Apartheid. they are doing the same things (and worse) than the whites who oppressed them.
Most South Africans are illiterate and primitive in mindset. Their president once said having a shower after sleeping with a HIV infected person means you are safe.hahahahahahaha.
The same polygamous president just married his 4th wife

why why

we are all black , we just need to talk

South Africa again

Its not the fault of the south afrucan authority, Nigeria govts have refused to do what is right for her citizens, hence all the shame.

lazy black South Africa

You should be ashemed of yourself saying all this stupid brain is giving you to talk. when that day will come, south african will be the poorest country in Africa, i bet you that ashole.........

Africans are stupid

Judging from all these comments...its very clear that Africans have got a long road to travel. Nigeria and South Africa are the most corrupt countries in Africa...nowonder they are fight to be superior than other. Stupidity at its best.

Africans are stupid

Judging from all these comments...its very clear that Africans have got a long road to travel. Nigeria and South Africa are the most corrupt countries in Africa...nowonder they are fight to be superior than other. Stupidity at its best.

Seems right

Hello mr.victm is a matter of who we are every body knows the truth you guys are nothing but bunch of illitrate you always want to compite with us in terms of everything but you guys gat to a second think,we know your types that live in our country some of are our friends and they told us everything,so better choo your words.
Remember we did not invite you, why can't you remain in you country if you think you can do better than us

Don't apologize keep the

Don't apologize keep the scammers out, Nigerians go around the world to use up others resources and engage in nothing but fuckery they are not real Africans take your smelly ass FUFU and go back to your filthy Lagos

STUPID NIGERIANS

am so suprised to hear you say that.southafrica that u are saying you are proud of is it not the whites that are powering your economy and you guys are afraid of voting for them.nigeria is a great country.why did your countrymen apologise because so many southa frican businesses are in niger and your coountry feed from their taxes and levies.your guys should bury yourself in shame that HIV is so rampant there.

love one another

while will a black man use such abuse word toward africa country like nigeria,i do not blame you guys anyway,mack my word a day will come nigeria will be the country where all blacks in south africa will run to i am very sure of my word,no citize is happy to live his country to go and live in another country,it is all condition,if we want to see this way there are very many south africa citizes in nigeria to they should be deported too,4instance i am the president i would have do just that mutherfuker,africa is for the africans,nigeria is very diffrend from south africa,you guys should STOP saying nonses about nigerians.......

Re stupid Nigeria....Infected south Africa

My friend, this is part of South African stupidness, don't write in capital letters it's not reader friendly.

Drugs? No problem. Americans are the highest hard drugs consumer yet they are the greatest nation on earth. So selling drugs and using it is not the worst crime on earth. In south African the only thing I have seen you guys are good in is sex, transmitting HIV and stealing. Nothing more, little wonder you people cannot step out from your cursed land. You can never survive.

If you are not HIV Positive which are sure you are, I can invite you to my abode in Joborg and you see for yourself, I live better than 90% of you in your country. Shame! You should be happy that nigerain are in your country taking your shit.

I thank God for the white because of whom South Africa is working.

God bless you, God bless South Africa, God bless NIGERIA.

Who sent you to correct him?

Who sent you to correct him? So far, you understand him no big deal ok? He's only expressing his bitter feelings. Remember this is internet and not University or college examination. :)

stand alone

Am glad u say black south african!u knw that you(black south africa)can not stand on your own without the supporth of the white or the indian.you people are lazy weak and thief.am sure before you post your comment you are already drunk.Am sure HIV and TB is not over untill its over in SA.I wish the white,indian,coloured should reject you and see what become of you.you are blind by pap you eat always.

THERE IS NO GOOD THING ABOUT

THERE IS NO GOOD THING ABOUT STEREOTYPING. IT MAKES PEOPLE TO BE JUDGED BY BIAS. THE SOUTH AFRICANS FEEL THAT ALL NIGERIANS ARE FRAUDULENT AND THOSE 125 PASSENGERS MUST HAVE COME WITH A FAKE VACCINATION PAPERS.

DOES IT MEAN THAT WE SHOULD LOOK AT ALL SOUTH AFRICANS AS HIV CARRIERS?

NIGERIANS DID HELP SOUTH AFRICANS DURING THE APARTHIED DAYS BUT THAT DOESN'T MEAN NIGERIANS SHOULD FEEL THAT THEY ARE ENTITLED TO FREE LUNCH FOR SOUTH AFRICANS. HOWEVER, SOUTH AFRICA IN HER DEALINGS WITH NIGERIA SHOULD SHOW RESPECT AND REGARD FOR A COUNTRY THAT DID ALL IN HER CAPACITY TO HELP THEM WHEN SOME AFRICAN LEADERS WERE AFRAID TO DO SO. NIGERIA HAD TO SACRIFICE HER ILLUSTRIOUS SON (MURTALA MOHAMMED) ON THE ALTAR OF THE FREEDOM FROM APARTHIED

SOUTH AND THEIR NOISE

MAN has seen so many things in this world. What has south Africa to do with the deportation of Nigerians. I think every nation that has Nigerians inside of her territories should rather rejoice and be glad in deed. We are too good to be abandoned.

STUPID NIGERIANS

YOU CAN SAY THAT SOUTH AFRICANS ARE LAZY, BUT LET ME TELL U SOMETHING APARTEIT WAS BAD, BUT NOT BAD ENOUGH TO EVEN THINK THAT YOU TOOK US OUT OF SLAVERY,YOU ARE FORTUNATE THAT THE SOUTH AFRICAN GOVERMENT IS LETTING YOU STAY IN OUR COUNTRY, ONE DAY ANOTHER POLITICAL PARTY THAT DOES NOT OWE ANY COUNTRY ANY UNKNOWN FAVOURS WILL GOVERN, THAT IS WHEN YOU WILL SEE THAT BLACK,WHITE,COLOURED AND INDIAN SOUTH AFRICANS NEVER WANTED YOU IN THIS COUNTRY,YOU COME TO THIS COUNTRY YOU SPREAD DRUGS AND TURN OUR SISTERS INTO PROSTITUTES,BUT YET YOU EXPECT US TO FEEL THE BROTHERLY LOVE FOR YOU, I MEAN HOW STUPID CAN YOU BE.LASTLY YOUR DAY WILL COME, SO ENJOY WHILE IT LAST.BY THE WAY I AM A PROUDLY BLACK SOUTH AFRICAN.

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Nigerian grils pictued

why do u see nigerian girls paving the streets of SA at night?.... because ALL(i mean all, not one exempt) their men are gays... hahaha

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We are all Africans

The worst part of reading through these comments is that most of you can't actually even spell but here you are throwing around these comments about South Africans being uneducated lazy thieves.Specifically mentioning Wale-Gee, who the hell do you think you are saying that South Africans can't read or write English, hello your comment is a joke!
I don't believe in judging people for where they come from,but stereotypes get formed and unfortunately that will always be the case, people assume the worst because of where you from.I am one of the South Africans that got personally affected by the choices of both my government and the Nigerian government,I don't agree with the way it was handled and from my point of view it looks like the two governments were like two children in a playground saying "my daddy is bigger than yours" and thus affecting us as Africans; not as South Africans or Nigerians but AFRICANS.

Spelling mistakes :)

Hello my brother, I will like to take this time to correct your English even though I am aware that you are among the educated Nigerians that are serious about protecting our pride from those "black South Africans." So here we go:

I hate south (South) Africans. this people doesn't (don't instead of doesn't) 't to school we shouldn't be talking about people who doesn't (don't instead of doesn't) know how to speak and write English. Even in there country, they can't afford to leave (I suppose you wanted to say "live") where Nigerians leaves (live), they prefer staying in there fucking (no need for foul language) Locations (location without a capital "L") and eat pap all day. We need an apology from that bastard (no need for angry language in a civilized and educated society like Nigerian) called Jacob Zuma, then their apology will be accepted. Fuck you all black south Africa (You should maybe consider using "South Africans instead). I rest now (me too)! :)

Hnmm what with the foto?

I am just wondering why the hav a picture displaying the girls, from the shapes they look more like SA women to me, with all the heavy bakasi hahaha. or maybe another show of District 9? The South Africans should be grateful to Nigeria for boosting their economy, i dont blame them, by the time we kick their mtn and dstv a**** outta Nigeria and all our artist stop going their to shoot expensive music videos and above all our thieving governors stop investing in their crime and HIV infested country, they wud learn! Retards!

To hell with SA, Nigeria does not need you

Those totsi that killed Lucky Dube said they thought he was a Nigerian! SA has bcome Nigeria's enemy since we helped them solve apperthied.Let Nigeria withdraw their patronage from DSTV,MTN etc and set up indegineous replacement for them. SA hes bitten the finger that fed it and this last apology was just a crocodile tears.

Bad government

Yes! bad government and nothing more.

Great SA

Nkosi, I don't blame you or south African government. I truly blame our government for liberating SA FROm apartheid. Maybe by now the black South African would all be in the jungle chasing apes or would have been extinct now by HIV disease. We(Nigeria ). Brought u out of slavery and u have the guts to write what u write.
I am a doector in south African and I can tell you confidently that apart from been ravaged with poverty and HIV, south African are the laziest and most stupid people in Africa. Your saving grace are the whites there who are helping u guys keep your shits from smelling
What a useless race.

Nigerians are very caring but

Nigerians are very caring but deep inside them is lie because if you don't have money they will say you better go back to your country. I have been here going to 7yrs so I know every thing here. The black South African hate other blacks from different countries in africa and they problem is that they all need deliverance but I pray that before 10yrs they will understand that our present in their country have stopped high rate of suicide, killing etc as we made them to know Christ and the good ones can testify this. NB: Let all South Africa read 2 Corinthians 13:1-8, Leviticus 18:22, Leviticus 18:20-30 and this is why there is high rate of hiv/aid here. May Almighty God deliver this country in Jesus name AMEN.

The problem here is that the

The problem here is that the illiterate and good for nothing South Africa's always think that foreigners have taken their position in offices why they kept saying I know my right, they are even so opportune to applied for job with cv which they always forge it bcos they don't have good qualification unlike we Nigerian's you must present your original certificate that shows every firm that you a graduate but in SA is half baked graduate that always watching time in classroom cos they want the teacher / lecture to finish so that they will go and drink alcohol and smoke weed which every south africa's from 16yrs smoke weed, and from 14yrs they are no longer virgin, then when they finish and mess up their body after having kids before 18yrs they now look for a Nigeria to take care of them and their babies and their slogan is I love you, u

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