South Africans Paid for Tickets but Cannot Leave Cote d’Ivoire

Several South African travellers have been stranded in Cote d’Ivoire in West Africa for the past month, pleading with the South African government to fly them home and getting desperate as they run out of money, medicines and other essentials.

Some South Africans paid R7,000 for tickets on an SAA charter flight that was supposed to return from Germany via Accra, Ghana, last Sunday to pick them up there. But at the last minute the SA embassy in Abidjan – after insisting they pay upfront for their…

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