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.
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.
In other news – Police investigating Gokwe primary school teacher for s.e.xually abusing learners after pictures of him circulated on social media
The Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) is investigating a case of sexual abuse on pupils at Murwira primary school by their headmaster, after images of him squeezing their private parts leaked online, NewZimbabwe.com has been told.
The headmaster, only identified as Mr. Mugonesi, has been trending online where his images are been shared on various platforms. Learn More