ANCYL want KZN beach renamed after racist incident

The ANC Youth League have called for Northern-KZN’s Blythedale Beach to have its name-changed following a racist incident in the area over the December holidays.

Holidaymaker Abram Makola said he was stopped shortly before Christmas despite him informing security that he and his family were tenants, reports Times Live.

Makola said while he didn’t object to searches in the interest of beach safety‚ security was not consistent because a white family behind him in a queue to get onto the beach was not searched.

The ANCYL subsequently accused the Blythedale Beach Residents and Ratepayers Association of seemingly targeting black beach visitors, and have called for Blythedale Beach to be renamed in honour of Bonga Zungu‚ a local youth leader and councillor.

“The beaches along the north coast were often used by rich‚ white minorities who indulge in alcohol in an excessive manner and like nobody’s business and yet no one says anything to them‚” said Regional secretary Musa Zondi.

Zondi said while his party would not condone public indecency‚ public drinking and litter‚ these issues were faced at other coastal towns‚ including Tinley Manor‚ Zinkwazi‚ Thompson’s Bay and Ballito‚ and visitors were not subjected to the same stop-and-searches as at Blythedale Beach.

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ANCYL want KZN beach renamed after racist incident