Nyaniso Dzedze. (GETTY IMAGES/GALLO IMAGES).
Legacy actor Nyaniso Dzedze and wife, Yana Seidl, were detained at OR Tambo
International Airport amid fears of Covid-19 (coronavirus).
The pair were
returning to the South Africa from Rwanda in the wake of travel bans announced
by President Cyril Ramaphosa, in an attempt to curb Covid-19.
"My wife is
detained because she has a German passport. We were in Kigali, Rwanda, for
about six days. A day before we flew back to the country, on March 18, the
president announced that people who were from high-risk countries will not be
allowed entry into the country. Yana and I had not been to any high-risk
countries, so we flew back from Rwanda," he said.
Nyaniso accused the
officials of not caring about the fact they were not in a high-risk area but
wanted Yana to fly back to wherever.
He said he won’t leave
his wife alone despite being allowed to enter the country because he’s South
Nyaniso told Move!
that he’s not happy with the way the government is handling the situation and
is not taking this well.
“I’m not OK with the
way this has been handled. She’s been detained for three days and I can’t talk
to her. We communicate via ACSA [Airports Company South Africa]. However, she’s
physically well and I don’t even know when they will let her go,” he said.