That sinking feeling…

The dredger at Zandvlei, Muizenberg, had a hairy moment on Tuesday, August 10, when it shovelled more than it could chew and began sinking. Resident Penny Gaines snapped this photo, convinced the machine would be swallowed by morning. Xanthea Limberg, mayoral committee member for water and waste, said the longboom excavator was stuck in wet sand during the dredging operation to remove sand and silt from Zandvlei. “However, the contractor managed to remove the excavator without any damages to the machine,” she said.