Western Cape Muslim Judicial Council of SA's Moulana Shuaib Appleby, says the Muslim community is deeply troubled about the recent spate of hijackings that seems to be targeting mosques.
The month of Ramadan is now underway with Muslims fasting and meeting at Mosques in the evenings for prayers to observe the period.
According to an article in the Cape Argus, a member of the neighbourhood watch at the Waterloo Road mosque in Kenwyn was hijacked and on the same night, hijackers attempted to steal a vehicle at the Taronga Road mosque.
We hope it was a once off attempt of certain individuals trying to take advantage of cars packed outside the Mosques.— Moulana Shuaib Appelby, Spokesperson for Western Cape Muslim Judicial Council of SA
Appelby says a message has been sent to the members of the Muslim Judicial Council for congregants to take extra precautions near Mosques and when going to their vehicles.
He says he really hopes that these incidents won't continue and no incidents were reported on Tuesday.
We have full confidence in the SA police service as well as the neighbourhood watches in the areas.— Moulana Shuaib Appelby, Spokesperson for Western Cape Muslim Judicial Council of SA
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