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Saldanha Bay residents left seething over beach restrictions

The ANC has lashed out at the municipality saying the access control is reminiscent of the dompas system during apartheid.

Picture: Christa Eybers/EWN

JOHANNESBURG – The Democratic Alliance (DA)-led Saldanha Bay municipality has been accused of racism by some residents who have been barred from the beach front.

According to The Star, they claim that passes have been issued to residents living in close proximity to the beachfront, granting them exclusive access, while those who don’t live in the multimillion rand residential area have been barricaded out.

The African National Congress (ANC) has lashed out at the municipality, saying the access control is reminiscent of the dompas black South Africans were forced to carry under apartheid.

However, the DA says roads have been barricaded for law and order.

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