Two people killed in a "brutal" mosque attack in Malmesbury

The Muslim Judicial Council (MJC) has confirmed a brutal attack on the Malmesbury Masjied in the Cape in the early hours of Thursday morning in which two people were killed.

A relative of one of the deceased, Imran says his cousin spent the night at the mosque with other attendees as a way of ending Ramadan. But he recounts how during the night something took place causing them to turn against one other and one of them pulled out a knife and slit his cousin's throat.

The assumption that I'm making is that there is sinister force at play here. It seems that people are playing us against each other and this is not what we want.

Imran, Relative

What is happening now is not part of the Islam that we have enjoyed for the past 300 years. We cannot afford that conflict from somewhere in the world be imported into our shores.

Imran, Relative

Head of communication at MJC Mishka Daries says the MJC is very shocked at what happened.

She says the incident happened just after 4am on Thursday morning. The perpetrator is said to be Somalian but he was shot and killed by police just outside the the mosque, following the incident.

She rubbished speculations on social media that the Somalian citizen was wrapped in a flag as he was running away. There is no truth in these speculations, she says.

There is no indication of any flag whatsoever...

Mishka Daries, Head of communication at MJC

To hear the rest of the conversation regarding the mosque attack, listen below:


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