Holidaymakers celebrate Day of Goodwill cooling off on Durban beaches

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The City of Durban has continued to pull in scores of holidaymakers with its warm temperatures.

Durban beaches, which also have warm water, were the perfect place to be for those who opted to spend their Day of Goodwill outdoors.

Scores of holidaymakers have enjoyed the public holiday on Durban’s beaches.

They say they are grateful for the warm weather.

“We have enjoyed so much and it was our first time here in Durban,” says one of the beachgoers.

Another beachgoer says, “We don’t see any suspicious people around here and we can leave our stuff and we can go. It’s quiet. “

Police Minister Bheki Cele was out and about along North Beach. He says no serious crimes have been reported since the start of the festive season.

“I must say one is on the comfort zone in terms of the behaviour in all the places of the entertainment. We are really on the comfort zone. And we are really on the backfoot when it comes to the road accidents. It does look bad even though there is not much of drunk drivers. It’s just overtaking where people are not supposed to. We have been visiting malls and everybody.”

Cele says police will continue to maintain a strong presence, particularly in crowded public spaces, as the New Year approaches.

“The reason South African people we need to increase the police, the UN norm is 151 to 220. We are almost doubled. So, we will have to try and figure out how to fit the UN kind of police.”

A high number of police is currently deployed to KwaZulu-Natal.

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