Muslim Judicial Council calls for calm after KZN Mosque attack

The Muslim Judicial Council says it will be visiting the families of three victims attacked at a mosque in Verulam, Kwazulu Natal.

The Imam, Abbas Mohamedelo Essop was killed and two others injured, when a group of men stormed the mosque on Thursday afternoon.

READ: Three people's throats slit during mosque attack in Verulam KZN

There is a lot of theories and speculation going around. What we are saying to our community and the broader South African community is for calm to remain, for people not to go on witch hunts. We are very confident in the South African Police Services, as well as if there is a need for the South African Intelligence Service to come in as well.

Shaykh Isgaak Taliep, Secretary General of the Muslim Judicial Council 

ALSO READ: Public cautioned against jumping to conclusions over mosque attack

We are standing in strong condemnation of this particular thing.

Shaykh Isgaak Taliep, Secretary General of the Muslim Judicial Council 

We sympathise with our brethren in KZN. From United Ulama Council of South Africa, they have deputised some of our colleagues in that particular region to visit the families of the people that got injured as well as the person who tragically lost his life.

Shaykh Isgaak Taliep, Secretary General of the Muslim Judicial Council 

Click on the link below to listen to the full interview....


Recommended

by NEWSROOM AI
Read More
'Mathematics syllabus is enormous to be covered within a year,' says expert

'Mathematics syllabus is enormous to be covered within a year,' says expert

Wits University mathematics lecturer Dr Jacques du Plessis says teachers are racing against time in the classroom.

Home Affairs gazettes new tougher laws for refugees and and asylum seekers

Home Affairs gazettes new tougher laws for refugees and and asylum seekers

Minister Aaron Motsoaledi says those who commit fraud face expulsion for destroying the sovereignty of the country.

Former Reserve Bank deputy governor Daniel Mminele appointed Absa CEO

Former Reserve Bank deputy governor Daniel Mminele appointed Absa CEO

Absa head of corporate communications Songezo Zibi says Mminele has pedigree both in terms of policy and commercial banking.

Eskom says system still constrained but load shedding unlikely for the week

Eskom says system still constrained but load shedding unlikely for the week

Spokesperson Dikatso Mothae confirms that CEO André de Ruyter has officially started work at the power utility.

Public cautioned against jumping to conclusions over mosque attack

Public cautioned against jumping to conclusions over mosque attack

Foreign editor at Independent Media, Shannon Ebrahim, says the Muslim communities have been living peacefully for years in SA.

Three people's throats slit during mosque attack in Verulam KZN

Three people's throats slit during mosque attack in Verulam KZN

Reaction Unit SA says it was called out to the mosque on Old Main Road on Thursday afternoon when the attack happened.

Popular articles
[LISTEN] It's all happening for award-winning actor Thapelo Mokoena

[LISTEN] It's all happening for award-winning actor Thapelo Mokoena

Mokoena's bagged a leading role in UK TV series 'Bulletproof' and is also pursuing his interests in restaurant, wine making and beer brewing ventures.

'Midlife crisis' - blessing or curse?

'Midlife crisis' - blessing or curse?

Clinical psychologist Khosi Jiyane gives her insights into what could be a call to attention leading to valuable re-evaluation.

Financial damage control: Three critical 'don'ts' to start the new year

Financial damage control: Three critical 'don'ts' to start the new year

Certified financial planner Paul Roelofse gives his top tips for financial recovery after festive season overspending.

Harry and Meghan to give up royal titles, state funding

Harry and Meghan to give up royal titles, state funding

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex will no longer be working members of the British royal family, announces Buckingham Palace.

Don't underestimate the health benefits of using an electric bicycle

Don't underestimate the health benefits of using an electric bicycle

David "Mr Active" Katz discusses the rising international popularity of battery-powered bikes as a primary form of transport.

Support the teacher your child has been assigned, urges parenting expert

Support the teacher your child has been assigned, urges parenting expert

Nikki Bush says what's thought to be a bad match often ends up being the best possible one, despite a schoolkid's protestations.

Take part in '702 Listens' survey: Help us identify and tackle issues

Take part in '702 Listens' survey: Help us identify and tackle issues

Programme Manager Alastair Teeling-Smith says 702 will shine the spotlight and hold those responsible to account.

Lesufi: Enoch Mpianzi's death will be investigated

Lesufi: Enoch Mpianzi's death will be investigated

Enoch Mpianzi (13), a Parktown Boys' High learner, drowned during what has been described as a water activity in a river at a lodge while on a school camp on Wednesday.

Ipid investigates killing of bystander in Alexandra

Ipid investigates killing of bystander in Alexandra

Spokesperson Sontaga Seiso says Samantha Radebe was caught in a crossfire between police and suspects.

Parktown Boys: Body of missing Enock Mpianzi found

Parktown Boys: Body of missing Enock Mpianzi found

Gauteng Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi confirms that the missing body has been found by the police.