Coast KZN

13 Dec 2022

Sharks Board closes all beaches

(South Coast Sun) Picture: Amanzimtoti Main Beach.

The KwaZulu-Natal Sharks Board has decided to close all beaches between Isipingo and Umgababa due to poor water quality after the recent rains.

In a statement from the board that was released to the public by Ward 97 councillor André Beetge, the decision was made on Tuesday, December 13, to ban swimming.

“We are going to ban bathing with all the muddy water around. From our early morning observation, even Amanzimtoti Main Beach is dirty and it’s heading towards Pipeline Beach, so it’s best we close from Isipingo to Umgababa,” read the statement. Beetge said the waters will be checked again on Wednesday morning to see if there is any improvement.

Only the Amanzimtoti Main and Pipeline beaches were previously open for bathing after all other ones were closed as a result of high E. coli contamination.


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