People warned not to eat washed-up dead fish in Ispingo

2016-03-10 15:49

Durban – The eThekwini Municipality on Thursday warned residents not to eat the dead fish that washed up beside a lagoon in Prospecton, Isipingo, on Wednesday night.

The City said experts from the Clairwood office had been sent to the area to investigate.

"We received reports on Wednesday night and a team from the Environmental Health Unit was immediately dispatched to the scene," said municipal spokesperson Tozi Mthethwa.

She said the cause of fish deaths was still unknown "but city health officials would like to appeal to the public not to collect the fish for consumption as it poses a serious health risk".

Mthethwa said reports that locals had been picking up the dead fish were worrying and the City strongly advised anyone who had collected the dead fish not eat them.

"The public is also warned not to buy suspicious fish being sold by random traders in the area. City officials are in the area educating people against picking up dead fish," Mthethwa said.

She said Durban Solid Waste was in the area conducting a clean-up.

In Cape Town, approximately 20 tons of dead fish were discovered floating in Zeekoevlei last week.

The City of Cape Town on Monday told the media that it would be removing the last five tons of the carp on Tuesday.

 

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.

Inside News24

 
PARTNER CONTENT
INFOGRAPHIC: New thinking required for retirement

Everything we believe about retirement is fast becoming outdated.

PARTNER CONTENT
WATCH: How education can change a life

A university education gives students the chance to create a better future for themselves, their families and to opportunity achieve their dreams.

/News

Book flights

Compare, Book, Fly

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.