City of CT removes thousands of dead fish

The City of Cape Town has warned residents not to eat dead fish.

An estimated 5,000 individual fish have been found dead today in Zeekoevlei in Cape Town. Picture: Siyabonga Sesant/EWN.

CAPE TOWN - The City of Cape Town is removing thousands of dead fish from at least four different areas in the city.

An estimated 5,000 individual dead fish were found in Zeekoevlei Lake yesterday.

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

The cause of the kill is being ascertained but natural causes are suspected.

The city's Julia Wood has appealed to residents not to eat the fish.

"If you see dead fish, people must not pick it up. They must not eat them because obviously although we don't think they are toxic or harmful to humans, we really need to be cautious."