The municipality of eThekwini has closed six Durban beaches with immediate effect after “unacceptable” E-Coli bacteria were found in the sea after the “vandalism” at one of the city’s sewage pumping stations.
The municipality announced in the interests of public safety that the following beaches will be closed until further notice:
• South Beach
• North Beach
• Bay of Plenty Beach
• Sun Coast Beach
• Country Club Beach
• Umgeni Beaches.
“The bacterial concentrations were added to the incessant vandalism one of the city’s sewage pumping stations and unusually heavy rains that wash the garbage from a large number of informal settlements along the uMngeni River, ”said city spokesman Msawakhe Mayisela.