PICS | More debris cast out at Tugela Mouth Beach keeps beach closed

accreditation
0:00
play article
Subscribers can listen to this article
More debris, including large trees, cast out by the sea has forced Mandeni Municipality, on the KZN North Coast, to keep the Tugela Mouth Beach closed to the public.PHOTO: FACEBOOK
More debris, including large trees, cast out by the sea has forced Mandeni Municipality, on the KZN North Coast, to keep the Tugela Mouth Beach closed to the public.PHOTO: FACEBOOK

The Tugela Mouth Beach, in Mandeni, on the KZN North Coast, is still closed.

The beach was closed by the Mandeni Municipality on January 9 after mounds of debris was cast out by the sea within the area designated for swimming.

The debris washed up on the shore during the flooding of the Tugela River Mouth.

More heavy rains and flooding during the ensuing weeks has lead to the municipality keeping the beach closed indefinitely.

More debris, including large trees, cast out by the sea has forced Mandeni Municipality, on the KZN North Coast, to keep the Tugela Mouth Beach closed to the public.PHOTO: facebook
More debris, including large trees, cast out by the sea has forced Mandeni Municipality, on the KZN North Coast, to keep the Tugela Mouth Beach closed to the public.PHOTO: FACEBOOK
More debris, including large trees, cast out by the sea has forced Mandeni Municipality, on the KZN North Coast, to keep the Tugela Mouth Beach closed to the public.PHOTO: FACEBOOK

On Tuesday, attempts to clean the beach were still ongoing as more debris, including large trees, was still washing up on the shore.

According to the Mandeni Municipality the beach will remain closed until they have completed the clean-up operations.

Municipal manager Sizwe Khuzwayo issued a notice saying beachgoers are advised not to swim or go to Tugela Mouth Beach.

To keep the public safe, he said activities including picnicking, religious activities, fishing, swimming, launching of boats and any other activities that will need the use of the beach and the municipal amenities is prohibited until further notice.


We live in a world where facts and fiction get blurred
In times of uncertainty you need journalism you can trust. For 14 free days, you can have access to a world of in-depth analyses, investigative journalism, top opinions and a range of features. Journalism strengthens democracy. Invest in the future today. Thereafter you will be billed R75 per month. You can cancel anytime and if you cancel within 14 days you won't be billed. 
Subscribe to News24
Daily Poll
AfriForum has launched a legal bid to have the five-year renewal of drivers’ licences scrapped. What are your thoughts on the matter?
Please select an option Oops! Something went wrong, please try again later.
Results
I agree. The renewals are a waste of time and money
89% - 42 votes
The department has to keep a check on drivers somehow
9% - 4 votes
It makes no difference to me - I drive without a licence anyway
2% - 1 votes
Vote

E-Editions

Read the digital editions of Witness here.
Read now