ETHEKWINI NEWSFLASH

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

2 May 2020

The eThekwini Municipality wishes to inform the public that the beach promenade remain closed under level 4 of South Africa’s Covid-19 lockdown.

While the Municipality recognizes that level 4 allows some activities such as jogging and cycling with a 5 km radius from your home, however at this stage such activities are prohibited within the City’s promenade. According to eThekwini Mayor Mxolisi Kaunda, the saftey of residents comes first.

‘We are not going to take any chances. Everyone need to be mindful of the fact that the city is the epicentre of this pandemic. We are going to embark on a deep cleaning and sanitizing operation of the entire facility before we open it to the public. We are appealing to our residents to bear with us and we apologise for the inconvenience. Yes,  residents have been yearning for jogging and cycling on the promenade but we cannot dice with their lives’ said Kaunda.

The Municipality in consultation with the Provincial Joint Command took extreme precaution in compliance with the National Disaster Act’ said Kaunda.

The city is calling upon all its residents to wear masks and obey Covid -19 regulations at all times.

Media enquiries: Mluleki Mtungwa and Msawakhe Mayisela 0609664220

Issued by eThekwini Municipality’s Acting Head of Communications Unit, Mandla Nsele.

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