German nationals stuck in South Africa because of the lockdown on travelling will be repatriated on Tuesday, after the German government intervened.
Speaking at an inter-ministerial media briefing on Friday, Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula said the evacuation would take place on Tuesday.
The group - described as being uncooperative - had planned to leave the country on Thursday.
In a statement on Friday, after Mbalula's address, the German Embassy said it was working on a solution to get German tourists in South Africa back home but nothing had been confirmed yet.
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