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‘Truly amazing’: the journey from Wuhan to SA

30 March 2020 - 04:18 By Matthew Savides
Ahmed Bham, head of the health department's disaster medicine department, with SAA chief pilot Capt Vusi Khumalo, left, and senior first officer Jacob Setlhake on board the Airbus flight to Wuhan.
Ahmed Bham, head of the health department's disaster medicine department, with SAA chief pilot Capt Vusi Khumalo, left, and senior first officer Jacob Setlhake on board the Airbus flight to Wuhan.
Image: Ahmed Bham/Facebook

The moment a little girl ran through the doors of the SAA Airbus A340-600 on the runway in Wuhan, China, was something Ahmed Bham will never forget.

She was the first South African to enter the plane and begin the process of being repatriated from the coronavirus epicentre. 

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