MJC welcomes arrests in Verulem Mosque attack

The Muslim Judicial Council (SA) is pleased to hear that the HAWKS have arrested three suspects linked to the attack on a mosque in Verulam (Durban) that took place in May 2018.

The attack left one person dead and two others critically wounded during a time when the Muslim community was in the sacred month of Ramadān (fasting).

The Muslim community has been on edge since the incident as it seemed that authorities were not making headway in their investigations.

With these arrests, we are thankful to SAPS, the HAWKS, the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA), and all other role players who painstakingly investigated this case and subsequently arrested the alleged perpetrators.

We call upon the Muslim community to respect the rule of law and allow justice to take its course. We are confident that the alleged perpetrators, if found guilty, will face the full extent and might of the law.