The Muslim Judicial Council has denounced claims that it is party to arrangements for an after-hours service fee that is being charged at some cemeteries in Cape Town.
A video has been circulated on social media about an alleged incident at Mowbray Cemetery.
In it, a group of men can be seen
making a payment of five hundred rand to man who works at the cemetery in order to get access to perform the burial of a loved one.
The video has sparked outrage with many people question ing why an after-hours fee was charged for the burial.
Second Deputy President of the MJC Shaykh Riad Fataar, says the pricing structures, operating hours and decisions made by the cemetery's board are not under the control of the MJC.
He says, "When it comes to the pricing of things, when it comes to the operating hours, these are decisions made by these various boards.
The MJC has no authority over that, has no control over that, because they are private." (Video from social media) "https://scontent-jnb1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t15.5256-10/134769343_875358409906357_8142654411518930800_n.jpg?_nc_cat=105&ccb=2&_nc_sid=f2c4d5&_nc_ohc=3V8xqCMcuwUAX-PJPOY&_nc_ht=scontent-jnb1-1.xx&oh=27bc665bc6bdf4ee7cf6c330446578e5&oe=60259987"