WATCH: Turds floating along Umhlanga’s upmarket promenade

It looks like though the eThekweni is no place near fixing what seems a continuous issue of sewage spilling into the ocean.

On Thursday, the Umhlanga Ski Boat Club shared a video of raw sewage streaming throughout the boardwalk.

In the video, swellings of human excrement can be seen cascading onto the sandy beach prior to reaching the waves.

KZN’s continuous doo-doo issue

The Umhlanga boardwalk types part of among Durban’s many famous beaches and draws in countless travelers and residents throughout the year.

The increasing predicament of KwaZulu-Natal’s incapacitated sewage facilities has not just left a bad taste in the mouths of locals however it likewise threatens to impact the province’s tourist market.

If that wasn’t enough, opposition celebration Action SA stacked it on by dragging the city of eThekweni for stopping working to repair the wrecked sewer system.

ALSO READ: ActionSA takes eThekwini town to court

The celebration desires the court to state that eThekweni authorities have actually stopped working to keep or fix the required facilities and can not stop the circulation of sewage or unattended effluent into the eThekwini Municipality’s waterways.

There have actually been numerous sewage spills reported in Durban, Umhlanga and Port Shepstone in the previous year alone, a few of which forced authorities to close afflicted beaches.

In October, video footage of raw sewage streaming from Port Shepstone Hospital into a neighboring river was shared on social networks.

ALSO WATCH: KZN sewage leakages a breeding place for illness, cautions specialist

That very same month, eThekweni authorities were implicated of disregarding the overruning sewage system, which streamed into the Durban rivers and the Ohlanga Lagoon in Umhlanga, because the April floods.

In November in 2015, the city blamed consistent load shedding for human faeces spilling into the Durban Harbour

And in 2018, Northglen News reported a sewage spill at the very same special Umhlanga strip.

Compiled by Narissa Subramoney

Additional reporting by Nica Richards and Chris Ndaliso

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