IT IS ALL SYSTEMS GO FOR THE WEEKEND
 
With the high profile events taking place this weekend in Durban, such as the African National Congress (ANC) January 8 Statement Rally, the 2013 Volvo Golf Champions Tournament and the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations Fever Campaign, the eThekwini Municipality want to ensure the members of the public that there will be minimal disruption.
 
The Municipality’s Festive Season Management Committee (FESMAC) Chairperson, Christo Swart, said with the major events taking place in the City and an estimated 100 000 people are expected over this weekend, the FESMAC operational plan is still in place and we will respond to any eventuality.
 
“Our beaches will be operational and visitors must enjoy themselves but they are requested to swim within designated bathing, whilst the lifeguards are on duty, no night bathing will be allowed. Taking into account the amount of people who will be in Durban this weekend, as a precautionary measure, we have increased the number of lifeguards, which will include patrolling of the shoreline after beaches have been closed to ensure no night swimming occurs,” said Swart.
 
“From a hygiene point of view, we have Durban Solid Waste who will ensure that litter is frequently picked up .There are areas that we have identified where we will set up mobile toilets and extra bins for litter” Swart explained.
 
The Metro Police Spokesperson Eugene Msomi, said from 08h00 tomorrow morning ,12/01/13, the following roads will be closed: Masabalala Yengwa Road between Goble Road and KE Masinga Road, Isaiah Ntshangase between Umngeni Road and M4 Highway, Battery Beach Road between Suncoast and Masabalala Yengwa, Jocko Jackson between Goble Road and Masabalala Yengwa
 
At the road closures, there will be Metro Police to assist with traffic management and deal with enquiries.
 
For more information contact the Deputy Head of Parks, Leisure and Cemeteries, Christo Swart on 031 311 4370 or email: SwartC@durban.gov.za.
 
Issued by the eThekwini Municipality’s Communications Unit, Simphiwe Dlamini, 031 311 4850, 082 792 6899 or email simphiwe.dlamni@durban.gov.za