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Acting provincial commissioner condemns brutal #VerulamMosqueAttack

The mosque in Verulam which was targeted by suspects.

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.

ALSO READ: Man dies following Verulam mosque attack

“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.

Emergency personnel at the scene of the crime.

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.

The eThekweni Fire Department at the scene.

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.

The knife, which was found at the scene.

ALSO READ: Throats slit in Verulam mosque attack

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:

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