Scores of people gathered since early on Wednesday to see the carcass of a juvenile whale that washed up on a beach in Umhlanga, Durban.
Social media platforms have been flooded with images of the mammal, which Marshal Security company staff cordoned off to keep the public at bay.
Nazir Sadack of the Community Emergency Response Team which provides voluntary medical, fire, trauma support and animal rescue, told TimesLIVE the carcass is south of Umhlanga lighthouse.
“I don’t know the circumstances of how the whale got there. It appears to be about six metres in length and seems to be a baby.