The African National Congress in the Western Cape says it is concerned about the recent attacks on mosques in the country. This after two worshippers were stabbed to death and another wounded during an attack at a mosque in Malmesbury in the Swartland, outside Cape Town.
President Cyril Ramaphosa has extended his condolences to the families of the victims of the latest attack. Last month, one person was killed and two wounded in a knife and petrol bomb assault at a mosque in Verulam north of Durban.
Western Cape ANC Provincial Secretary, Faiez Jacobs, relayed the party’s condolences.
“This is now the second incident at a mosque. A mosque, like any place, are places of safety, places of worship, places of reflection. And so we are concerned about the killings. We want this to be brought to book. Today, as one community, we are expressing our condolences to all the communities in Malmesbury – we are rallying together to just envelope with compassion and empathy.”