As investigations into yesterday’s Verulam mosque attack continues, KZN’s acting provincial commissioner, Maj Gen Bheki Langa has condemned the heinous crime.
A man succumbed to the severity of his injuries and passed away shortly after the attack, which also left two others injured.
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“Such criminality will not be tolerated. A team of investigators have been dispatched to the solve the case and bring the perpetrators to book,” said Maj Gen Langa.
Provincial police spokeswoman, Cpt Nqobile Gwala said that on May 10 at about 2pm, three unknown men entered the mosque on Old Main Road after the midday prayer.
“They attacked three people and stabbed them. They further set certain rooms alight and fled in their getaway vehicle,” said Cpt Gwala.
She further explained that the motive for the attack is not known at this stage. A case of murder, two counts of attempted murder and arson are under investigation at Verulam SAPS.
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No arrests have been made just yet. The incident ignited fury throughout the Durban community. Religious bodies, organisations and residents alike are demanding that justice be served.
Many took to social networking platform, Twitter, to share their opinions as well:
The preparators of the gruesome attack on a Mosque in Verulam, South Africa must be brought to justice. Such barbaric attacks are unacceptable. No matter what our differences, resorting to physical harm or killing is never an option. #respectall #interfaithharmony #DurbanAttack
— Mufti Ismail Menk (@muftimenk) May 10, 2018
Verulam KZN Mosque Attack: Let’s not speculate on the motive. Let’s give authorities the time and space to fully probe the matter. And let’s hope the murderers are arrested swiftly.
— Yusuf Abramjee (@Abramjee) May 11, 2018
Can there be any act more cowardly than attacking people while they pray? Despicable. My thoughts are with the community of #Verulam following the #MosqueAttack #VerulamMosqueAttack #Peace #Love #Tolerance @chaifm
— Kathy Kaler (@KathyKaler) May 11, 2018
Thoughts and prayers go out to all those affected by the #verulam mosque attack. Hatred and violence have no place in our society.
— Clare Hendry (@Clare_Hendry) May 11, 2018
— MT (@MTimmal) May 10, 2018
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