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Haiti's Jean-Bertrand Aristide will leave exile in South Africa in just a few hours, despite President Obama's bid to keep the hugely popular but controversial figure away from his homeland until it holds a presidential election this weekend, officials said Thursday.
Former Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide will leave South Africa on Thursday night after seven years in exile, South African foreign officials said, as the U.S. expressed "deep concerns" about his return ahead of this weekend's Haitian election.
"The tragic incident at Marikana is not a reflection of the business environment in South Africa," Collins Chabane, the minister of state in the presidency, told foreign reporters.
According to the South African Press Association, Mr. Chabane said the government cannot be held responsible for whether Mr. Aristide stays or goes.