Lenasia imam brutally killed - report

2012-09-24 20:33

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Johannesburg - A Lenasia community leader was brutally murdered by four robbers who broke into his house, according to a report on Monday.

The Star newspaper reported that Molana Iqbal Hassan, the imam (priest) of the Masjid Siddique, a mosque in Lenasia Extension 10, died of multiple stab wounds on Sunday.

Warrant Officer Kay Makhubela said four robbers, who were still at large, placed Hassan, his wife and their children in separate rooms.

"They demanded money and other things. They stabbed the man in the head and took some of the electrical appliances from the house," Makubela was quoted as saying.

The other members of the family were not injured.

A case of house robbery and murder was being investigated.

A friend of the Hassan family, who did not want to be identified, said the stolen items were later recovered, as the robbers dropped them while fleeing. It was believed the robbers saw a police car heading to the scene.
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