15 June 2018
The Thabo Mbeki Foundation would like convey its best wishes to our Muslim sisters and brothers as they mark Eid al-Fitr to observe the end of the Holy Month of Ramadan.
We share with them very serious concern about the criminal attacks which have taken place recently at Mosques in Verulam in KwaZulu-Natal, and Malmesbury in the Western Cape.
We urge our law enforcement authorities, actively supported and assisted by all our communities, to do everything possible speedily to apprehend the culprits and subject them to the full force of the law.
It remains a vital national task that all of us should unite to continue to guarantee the freedom of religious belief in our country, which must include respect for our Mosques as sacred and inviolable places of worship.
To all our Muslim brothers and sisters, with all sincerity, we are honoured to say – Eid Mubarak!