Posted on February 27, 2020
The Muslim Judicial Council (SA) wishes to express its sincere condolences to the family of Emaan Solomons, a 7-year old girl who tragically died after being hit by a stray bullet in a crossfire between rival gangs in Oceanview.
Words cannot ease the grief and sorrow you’re experiencing but know that the community of Cape Town shares your grief. We find solace in our belief that Almighty Allah has removed her from this world and has prepared something even more peaceful and beautiful for her.
The death of Emaan Solomons comes days after the murder of 8-year-old Tazne Van Wyk who’s death sparked violent reactions directed at those whom the community believed were complicit in her death.
The MJC calls on the government to address issues of crime and unemployment in South Africa and particularly in the Western Cape. Safety and security must remain at the forefront of government’s agenda for societal renewal.
We call on government to give urgent attention to the fact that our communities and especially our women and children are falling victim of violent crimes committed by lawless individuals.
We call for a larger and more visible police presence in our areas especially the areas where crime is rife.
The justice system continues to fail the law-abiding citizens of South Africa and we challenge government to put stronger legislation in place to address this concern.
The perpetrators of this crime must be brought to justice and we urge the community to come forward with any information that will assist the police in bringing the perpetrators to justice.
As civil society, we must mobilise and pressurise both government and our faith communities to start a process of bringing back safety to our nation.
May the Almighty place Sabr (perseverance) and contentment in the hearts of the Solomons family of Oceanview and ease their pain. Aamin.
The Office of the Secretary General- 27/02/2020