The eThekwini Municipality has closed several popular Durban beaches due to rough seas and heavy rain since Monday.
In a statement‚ spokeswoman Tozi Mthethwa said that North Beach and South Beach – both popular swimming and tourist beaches on the city’s “Golden Mile” – had been completely closed.
“The decision to close beaches has been taken as a precautionary measure to ensure the safety of residents and holidaymakers.
“There is extensive structural damage on Durban’s beaches following heavy rains that started on Sunday. There is also a huge amount of flotsam and jetsam as well as organic matter in the water‚” she said.
Clean-up operations will start as soon as possible. – TMG Digital/The Times