SA Closes Durban Beaches For Safety


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.

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“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

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