Coast KZN

12 Apr 2023

City residents warned as dead fish found in Nsezi Weir

Kaylene Louw (Zululand Observer) Picture: Fish were found floating at the Nsezi Weir

City of uMhlathuze residents have been urged to not collect any dead fish or participate in fishing activities in the Mhlathuze river. This after numerous dead fish were found floating at the Nsezi Weir, which extracts water from the Mhlathuze river.

Samples have been sent for testing by the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) to establish the cause of death. The council has, however, assured residents that the system’s potable water remains safe for human consumption.