Plans halted after more than 700 residents object to Mosque in Atholl Gardens

It's reported that 761 residents have objected to the construction of a mosque in Atholl Gardens, Johannesburg.

The Almazaahir Institute of Islamic Studies Trust applied to build the mosque said there is a need for one in the area, adding that it is a constitutional right.

Town Planner and trust representative Zaid Cassim explains that the trust acquired the land in 2015 to build a school and mosque.

He says most objections relate to traffic congestion, the amplified call to prayer and impact on sewage systems.

Cassim says the council engagement process continues and maps out the next steps.

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