SABC News Western Cape

14 Jun 2018 15:48 -


3 months ago

The Deputy President of the Muslim Judicial Council, Maulana Abdul-Khaliq Allie, says they believe t...

The Deputy President of the Muslim Judicial Council, Maulana Abdul-Khaliq Allie, says they believe the deadly attack on a mosque in Malmesbury in the Swartland is an isolated one. Two worshippers were fatally wounded in a stabbing attack in the early hours of this morning. Their attacker, a Somali national, was shot and killed during a standoff with the police. Maulana Abdul-Khaliq Allie has appealed for calm within the Muslim community "It is an isolated person, isolated matter. That is left to in the hands of the almighty Allah. As such, the South African Police will be able to provide us with further details but for now we want to assure our entire community that the Somali community is a part of the Muslim community. They will remain a part of the Muslim community." Meanwhile activities have resumed at the mosque where the attack took place. It is the sole mosque in Malmesbury. The faithful have gathered to say evening prayers, marking the end of Ramadaan. The evening prayers precede special prayers for the dead before the burial tonight of the two victims.