Seine netter, 73, dies after boat capsized



Published Jun 12, 2024


ONE of the oldest seine netters in Durban, Goolam Fareed Essack, 73, died on Tuesday after his boat capsized, while he was netting sardines, on the south coast.

Essa, from Welbedacht, arrived with his family and staff at Winklespruit beach at 7.30am and made his way to Umgababa Beach, where the sardines had been spotted.

A helicopter searching for the fishermen. Picture: Doctor Ngcobo/Independent Newspapers

Essack and three other staff were about 100 meters away from the shoreline when the boat engine boat cut off. At the time Essack was running the net around the shoal. A wave crashed onto the boat, capsizing it.

Essack died and Sandile Khele is still missing.

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