Alex Matlala
2 minute read
14 Mar 2020
6:05 am

Ramaphosa’s ‘apology’ calms storm over Limpopo virus quarantine

Alex Matlala

The ANC, however, denied claims that the president was made to eat humble pie.

SANDF soldiers guarding the entrance to The Ranch Resort where the repatriated South Africans from Wuhan will be quarantined, 13 March 2020, Polokwane. Picture: Jacques Nelles

Despite earlier threats of protest, the 122 people evacuated from the coronavirus epicentre of Wuhan in China can now expect a warm welcome in Limpopo, after President Cyril Ramaphosa apparently “apologised” for his lack of proper consultation. The ANC, however, denied claims that the president was made to eat humble pie. It is understood Ramaphosa had to apologise to Limpopo Premier Stan Mathabatha for the alleged misunderstanding. It is alleged the president had to tender the apology after the ANC Youth League at the Peter Mokaba region, ANC provincial executive committee (PEC) members and Mathabatha’s cabinet complained that there was...