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CT residents warned not to eat fish that have washed up in Zeekoevlei

An estimated 5,000 individual fish have been found dead today.

An estimated 5,000 individual fish have been found dead today in Zeekoevlei in Cape Town. Picture: Siyabonga Sesant/EWN.
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CAPE TOWN - Cape Town residents are being warned not to eat fish suspected of having died of natural causes in Zeekoevlei in Cape Town. 

An estimated 5,000 individual fish have been found dead today.

Dead fish have also been spotted in the Keysers River, Westlake and Zandvlei areas. 

The City of Cape Town’s Julia Wood says residents have been asked to stay clear of the areas while the fish are being collected.

“There’s no toxins in the water. When it’s hot at this time of the year, the water levels are low, temperatures are high and sometimes fish do become stressed and die.”

(Edited by Winnie Theletsane)

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