Statement By SANNA Chairman, Athol (Lofty) Lutge
A meeting regarding Mpenjati Naturist beach was held today at the Durban offices of the Public Protector, which was chaired by the Deputy Public Protector. It was attended by representatives of Hibiscus Coast Municipality, Ezemvelo KZN Wild Life, SAP Police Services, Ratepayers Associations, The Concerned Citizens Group and SANNA (South African National Naturists Association).
After much debate, the Deputy Public Protector has given all parties until the 5th of September 2016 to submit further documentation, after which he will compile a report, expected early 2017.
In his closing speech, the Deputy Public Protector stated that it is likely that all parties will be required to be flexible. With that in mind, the municipal manager of Hibiscus Coast Municipally has decided to remove the signage from the beach. He has also requested that naturists should not use the beach, as a naturist beach, until the bylaws had been relaxed, which will not be until after the Public Protector’s report had been published.
On behalf of SANNA, Lofty would like to appeal to all naturists to stay away from Mpenjati beach, until the bylaws had been relaxed. Please note that the SA Police are likely to arrest any nudists at Mpenjati Beach as from today.
Athol (Lofty) Lutge