With Durban preparing to receive millions of visitors over the festive season, many of its beachfront showers are not working.
Njabulo Zondi, who works along the promenade as a sand sculptor, said they had not been operational for a few months.
“It’s the festive now and these showers must be working,” he said.
Zondi said he went to the beach at least three times a week and used water from the showers for his sculptures and after taking a swim.
Pensioner Robert Sinner, who also frequents the beachfront, said of the two sets of showers at North Beach, only two showers from one set were working.
“Those showers haven’t been working for nine months, and three months ago they started leaking water. When I enquire, I am told the spares to fix them are imported from overseas,” Sinner said, adding that the beachfront was in a bad state.
“At least three times this year salt water made its way into the freshwater taps. Local clubs had to buy bottle