German tourists stuck in SA to be repatriated after their govt intervenes

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Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula at Wednesday's media briefing. Photo: GCIS
Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula at Wednesday's media briefing. Photo: GCIS

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.

Earlier on Friday, News24 reported that a group of 60 German tourists had been placed in quarantine after one tested positive for Covid-19.

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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