Top of the Vox: Foreign nationals repatriated

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    “I have a loving girlfriend – she’s South African – and two children. Ever since I told her I would be going back home she has been crying during every phone call. She wants me to go back to Malawi because she doesn’t want the locals to kill me, but she is also sad that I have to go away from her and the children.”
    Thousands of foreign nationals have been repatriated to Malawi, Mozambique, and Zimbabwe following the recent xenophobic attacks. Qiniso Mbili spoke to people waiting to get on a bus about their mixed feelings on leaving South Africa.

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