Riverview newcomer helps South Africans get home from China

A newcomer to New Brunswick is being hailed as a hero by some of the 166 South Africans and Zimbabweans he recently repatriated from China.

“We made it, Tertius Myburgh,” wrote Carmen Johannie on Facebook.

“Thank you over and over.”

Johannie was one of a group of stranded teachers, wrote her mother Patricia Johannie-Hattle. Among them were two pregnant women, a six-month-old baby and people whose visas were no longer valid because of COVID-19 job losses.

Myburgh is a fellow South African expat, who organized a charter flight to get them home, using a laptop and cell phone from his…

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