MJC promises legal action after two mosques defaced in CT

In the latest incident, blood was splattered on the walls & pulpit of a Kalk Bay mosque, and religious scriptures destroyed.

Masjidul Jaamia mosque. Picture: Facebook.com.

CAPE TOWN - The Muslim Judicial Council (MJC) says it will take the necessary legal action against those responsible for defacing two mosques in the city.

In the latest incident, blood was splattered on the walls and pulpit of a Kalk Bay mosque and religious scriptures destroyed.

This after a pig's snout was found at the entrance to another mosque in Simon's Town last weekend.

The MJC’s Isgaak Taliep says they met with the Kalk Bay Muslim community on Tuesday to discuss the vandalism of the Masjidul Jaamia mosque on Monday.

“We wouldn’t want this kind of thing to continue. We are doing everything possible in the framework of the law here in South Africa, to ensure this is brought to an end and the perpetrators are brought to book.”

The mosque’s caretaker discovered that the place of worship was vandalised after going to open the premises ahead of early morning prayers.

Achmat Sity, who is the imam at the mosque, says they're now looking at more stringent security measures to prevent such an act from occurring again.

Meanwhile, police have launched an investigation.

(Edited by Shimoney Regter)