According to newspaper reports, SANDF legislators are not too excited about the evacuation plan and do not want to oblige their soldiers to participate in it, which delays the evacuation plans.
Cabinet spokesman Phumla Williams said the reporting was irresponsible, and emphasized that a plane was ready.
The process of finding suitable accommodation in the country for the South Africans returning from Wuhan is almost complete, says Health Minister Zweli Mkhize.
In a statement on Saturday, he also called on the management of the hotels, game reserves and resorts in remote areas with which his department liaises, not to speak to the media.
The process has been underway for three weeks after the families of South Africans in Wuhan, the center of the coronavirus outbreak in China’s Hubei province, called on the government to bring them back.
yril Ramaphosa announced that they will be fetched after the Cabinet has decided on it and “all circumstances have been considered”.
151 South Africans will be brought out of Wuhan, but no one has said when that will happen.