Talks for a repatriation centre to be housed in Polokwane in Limpopo are at an advanced stage and it has caused great division and argument among South Africans, especially on Twitter.
Limpopo is one of the leading threads on Twitter today with about 17,700 Tweets.
One of the leading tweet says: “To bring students from China to be quarantined in Limpopo at the Ranch Hotel, is Nothing but a Tender Multimillions scheme by Comrade Danny Msiza ,who has more than 50% Shares at the The Ranch Hotel”.
And a follow up tweet says: “The Controversial VBS Msiza, he likes money so much that he can do anything to protect his Wealth for the Sake of the Province, All the Stakes involved were promised millions of money, including the MEC Of Health, provincial and National”.
A high-level meeting between the minister of health Zweli Mkhize and the ANC leadership in Limpopo is currently taking place to discuss housing the more than 120 South Africans who are being repatriated from the coronavirus epicentre in the city of Wuhan in China.
It has been confirmed that health ministry has identified a four-star hotel in Polokwane, Limpopo, as a possible quarantine centre and Mkhize and his deputy Joe Phaahla are meeting the ANC provincial executive committee (PEC) along with ANC deputy secretary-general Jessie Duarte.
The four-star hotel has 150 bedrooms and 13 conference centres.
This comes after initial negotiations with a resort in Free State where the repatriated South Africans were to be quarantined collapsed last week.
The health department had to work around the clock to find another venue and it has now identified the hotel in Polokwane.