KZN news bites: One fisherman dead, another missing

Sihle Mavuso presents the latest news from KwaZulu-Natal. 

Umgababa – A fisherman has died while another is missing after their boat overturned at Umgababa, south of Durban early on Tuesday. Four fishermen were in the vessel and two were rescued, according to the National Sea Rescue Institute. The deceased man’s body has been sent to the police’s forensic pathology services. Police and lifeguards are continuing the search for the missing man. 

Greytown – The former mayor of Umvoti (Greytown) local municipality, Thami Ngubane from the ANC, has weighed in on the political and administrative issues in the municipality. Ngubane says the power struggle over who is the rightful municipal manager between Noxolo Ndaba and acting municipal manager Martin Manslow should not be an issue as the provincial Cooperative Governance department had ruled that Manslow’s appointment as chief financial officer was irregular in the first place. 

Verulam—Reaction Unit South Africa, a private security company based in Verulam, north of Durban, has been called in to try to locate a container containing a stock of toothpaste that was stolen on 1 June at Terrance Park. The truck was later recovered but the container was missing. The hijacking of trucks with valuable goods has become common in the Durban area in the past few months. 

Howick – Howick Falls, one of the prominent tourist attractions in the KZN Midlands, is undergoing maintenance. According to the DA-run Umngeni local municipality, the planned maintenance will take place throughout the remainder of this year, and some sections of the falls that attract international visitors will be periodically closed. It added that the maintenance was being undertaken to enhance the beauty of the falls for future generations. 

Margate – The KZN Sharks Board says it has removed all shark safety nets and temporarily banned public bathing from Port Edward to Isipingo in the south of Durban. It said on Tuesday, it would remove the Sharks Board’s safety gear from Anstey’s and Brighton beaches, and bathing at these beaches will also be banned. This has been done to allow a seamless annual sardine run along the south coast of the province.

Pictured above: Umgababa beach. 

Source: SAVenues

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