SABC News Western Cape

2018-06-14 10:38:55 -


5 months ago

A family member of a worshipper who was murdered at a mosque in Malmesbury says they are devastated ...

A family member of a worshipper who was murdered at a mosque in Malmesbury says they are devastated and shocked following the early morning attack. The suspect, a Somalian, has been shot and killed by police after he killed two people by stabbing them. Community activist and family member, Imraahn Mukaddam: "My cousin's husband, Ismail Bassa, was attacked while sleeping in the mosque. He spent the last 10 nights of Ramadan in I'tikaaf a form of religious seclusion and he was attacked by an unknown assailant. Apparently the assailant is not known to the community. He came to the Malmesbury Mosque last night as somebody who was on his way to Vredenburg and asked to stay over."