South Africa: ActionSA Wants Durban Beaches Closed
ActionSA wants all eThekwini beaches closed following the drowning of 3 people at North Beach and the party is now calling for an investigation.
ActionSA is a South African political party established by the former mayor of Johannesburg, Herman Mashaba, soon after he left the Democratic Alliance
The party cites a leaked report in possession of eThekwini Municipality, alleging irregular appointment of a service provider, Lifesaving South Africa, according to eNCA News.
The municipality uses the Non-Profit Organisation to train lifeguards.
ActionSA claims the lifeguard certificates issued by the NGO do not meet the necessary standards.
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Three beachgoers were killed by a wave in South Africa’s coastal city of Durban on Saturday, according to local emergency medical services (EMS). Spokesman Njabulo Dlungele said in a statement published on Twitter on Sunday:
EMS responded to reports of a freak wave that swept a group of beachgoers against the pier causing multiple injuries.
‼️3 Confirmed Deceased After Mass Drowning – North Beach,Durban. EMS responded to reports of a freak wave that swept a group of beachgoers against the pier causing multiple injuries. Unfortunately 3 including a teenager was amongst those who were declared deceased at the scene💔
Another 17 people were injured, CNN reported citing a statement posted on Facebook by the KwaZulu-Natal provincial government on Sunday.
It is believed that a “freak” wave put many people into distress while swimming and they tragically drowned.