Media Statement

23 Jun 2016

Issued by iSimangaliso Wetland Park

It has come to our attention that racist remarks have been made by the owner of a guest house in Sodwana Bay. We would like to confirm that the guest house in question is not situated within the boundaries of the iSimangaliso Wetland Park and that the iSimangaliso Wetland Authority has no jurisdiction over this area. The facility is approximately 7km outside the Park. iSimangaliso has no affiliation with the facility or its owner.

“We are deeply disturbed by the incident”, comments Andrew Zaloumis, CEO of iSimangaliso, “and have this morning sent a written complaint to the Human Rights Commission and the Public Protector. iSimangaliso has zero tolerance for racist behaviour”.