Local musicians repatriated from Turkey

South African musicians who were stranded in Turkey arrived back in the country on Friday night.

South African musicians who were stranded in Turkey arrived back in the country on Friday night.

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JOHANNESBURG - Twenty-nine South African musicians who were stranded in Turkey are finally home.

They were meant to return when flights were grounded due to the coronavirus outbreak.

The group arrived on a Turkish Airways flight on Friday night.

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Government coordinated their repatriation and placed the group in mandatory quarantine.

"As government, we are honoured to have played a role in showing care to our own," Dirco said in a statement.

"We are happy that our young practitioners will be back on home soil and soon reunited with their families.”

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eNCA