Faizel Patel, Radio Islam News - 09-07-2018
The Jamiatul Ulama South Africa (JUSA) has expressed concern after the alleged kidnapping of a Muslim businessman in Parow in the Western Cape.
It’s understood 65-year-old Cape Town based businessman Liyaqat Parker was kidnapped by five men at his business in The Greens on Monday.
Parker’s case follows that of Shiraz Gattoo, another prominent community and businessman, in Johannesburg, who has been missing since the 10 March 2018.
Secretary General of the Jamiatul Ulama South Africa Ml Ebrahim Bham says the community is troubled and concerned by such suspected cases of kidnapping, which were once rare, but now seemingly taking a pattern.
“We appeal to the Minister of Police as well as the National Commissioner of the South African Police Service (SAPS) and all relevant law enforcement agencies to prioritise these cases, in order to stymie any criminal elements that are involved in kidnappings.”
Ml Bham has requested that congregants at all mosques and all people of goodwill to pray for the safe return of the kidnapped community members to their families.