Pagad calls for Burger King probe

The first Burger King in South Africa opened its doors in Cape Town on 9 May 2013. Picture: Rafiq Wagiet/EWN

CAPE TOWN - People Against Gangsterism and Drugs (Pagad) on Friday called on the Islamic Council of South Africa to investigate whether the certification of fast food giant Burger King is valid.

The organisation raised concerns that the franchise owner is affiliated to a local casino.

According to Pagad, Islamic law would prevent people from buying food from the fast food outlet.

Owner Hassen Adams is also the chairperson of Grand Parade Investments Limited which is a stakeholder in a Cape Town casino.

Pagad's Abdullah Salie said they were not questioning the ingredients used at Burger King because their problem was not with the restaurant itself.

Burger King opened its doors in Cape Town on May 9.

It will branch out to other provinces in 2014.