The United Democratic Movement in Limpopo is disheartened by the unliteral decision taken by the Department of Health to bring South Africans who are to be repatriated from Wuhan, China which is the Capital of Coronavirus to Limpopo.
As much as Limpopo is a friendly province, it must not be taken for granted and unduly expose its citizen to this deadly virus. One is tempted to conclude that the province is being punished for not having anyone so far who has been diagnosed positively with Covid-19.
The UDM supports the call that has been made by other organisations that these citizens coming from Wuhan were supposed to be quarantined in their respective provinces as this was going to make it easier to manage the situation. This is the problem of the entire Country and it must not be made to look like it is a problem of Limpopo hence the UDM support the call that the provinces must share responsibility of taking care of the repatriated citizens who are expected to arrive tomorrow.
The relationship between the Ranch Resort and the ruling party must not compromise or put the lives of the people of Limpopo and the employees of this resort in danger unnecessarily.
The UDM calls upon the Minister of Health, DR Zweli Mkhize and his government to come to their senses and stop this dangerous act.
Ms Motlatso Selomo
UDM Limpopo Chairperson