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Municipal workers' strike leads to water warnings for Durban hotel guests

Guests staying near the Durban ICC, where the event will be held, received notifications on Tuesday night saying that due to illegal disconnections, allegedly by municipal workers, water supply would likely be interrupted.

eThekwini municipal workers protesting over claims of unfair promotions that favoured struggle veterans in the Durban center. Pictures: Abigail Javier/EWN

DURBAN - Hotels in Durban are telling their guests not to take baths to save water as the strike by municipal workers threatens to mar the Indaba Tourism Expo.

Guests staying near the Durban ICC, where the event will be held, received notifications on Tuesday night saying that due to illegal disconnections, allegedly by municipal workers, water supply would likely be interrupted.

Streams of clean water and sewage flowed through Durban yesterday as municipal workers allegedly left fire hydrants open for hours.

Now guests in Durban have to take short showers.

One hotel said that it had backup storage but it was not sure how long it would last.

Meanwhile, guests have started arriving for the indaba and registration will be concluded today ahead of the flagship event on Thursday and Friday.

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