Sadly amidst the packed fun seeking beach goers there was a sense of chaos with no visible beach patrols or Lifeguards in sight.Reports started filtering in about people drinking, littering, and behaving dangerously in the surf. Tourists complained about losing their items as thieves seemed to have a field day. The brave NSRI boys launched as the siren went off with onlookers almost shocked when asked to get out of the way of the launching boat. Toilets were packed and disgusting with many intoxicated people showed no dignity and bathing half naked sometimes exposing themselves in the ocean.
The same chaotic behaviour permeated at the Spar Melville’s Corner as locals pushed to get there last bottle of alcohol for the day. This type of overload is dangerous and without proper support services can be tragic.
There is a clear eye being cast on the Bitou Municipality and more so the recent reports of bloated salaries and no delivery.
Surely the lives of our citizens are worth more than a Municipal managers inflated pension funds and car alloances.
How deep is the rot that we cannot provide lifeguards for our citizens on these blue flag beaches?
The Ratepayers continues to question and challenges the local municipality on service delivery issues and bloated salaries.
The Ratepayers more now need your help to avoid disasters as the season approaches.
We are getting behind Marius Venter and his team to help raise the money needed to support this service amidst the shocking lack of delivery by the very organisation we pay rates and taxes for.