Fish River cottages 'unsafe'

A PIECE of land at the Fish River Mouth dotted with holiday cottages is completely uninhabitable and it is unsafe for anyone to live there.

This is according to Eastern Cape Roads and Public Works Department spokesman Sisanda George, who said the owners of cottages at the popular holiday destination were served with eviction and demolition notices after it was found that having people living there was risky because their homes were built on a wetland.

"We have done a thorough audit of the area and it was found unsafe for habitation. Because of the state of the land, the municipality cannot provide even the most basic of services to the inhabitants there, including water and sanitation," he said yesterday.

For the full story read The Herald, or get the complete newspaper, including comics, classifieds, crosswords and back editions in our

X