Hunt still on for Lenasia imam's killers

2012-09-25 12:47

Johannesburg - No arrests have been made following the murder of a Lenasia community leader, Gauteng police said on Tuesday.

"The investigation is still ongoing," Warrant Officer Kay Makhubela said. Molana Iqbal Hassan, the imam [priest] of the Masjid Siddique, a mosque in Lenasia Extension 10, was stabbed to death by robbers who broke into his house on Sunday.

Makhubela said the four robbers 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."

The other members of the family were not injured.

  • John Peter Steyn - 2012-09-25 12:59

    These animals don't even respect a holy man

  • bradley.kecskes - 2012-09-25 13:09

    catch them and cut their heads off with a blunt blade...once boetie!!!

  • ingrid.oberholzer - 2012-09-25 13:10

    I'm was so sorry to hear about this, it's been a week-end of cold blooded murders. What posses people to commit such horrible crimes, and it's not poverty and apartheid. I somehow can't come to grips. My condolences to the family.

  • issa.kabudula - 2012-09-25 13:34

    May Allah the Almighty have mercy on him and grant him paradise - ameeen. This must be very painful death the Imaam has experienced, may Allah protect his family while he is gone forever. It is unfortunate for South Africa as a country - where every day we hear stories of kidnapping, killing, robbery and poisoning. By and by we still blame the apartheid yet we are no longer in the apartheid time, now why all these killings? Should we blame Democracy? Or is it human Rights that a person can kill a person in order to get easy way of making money? The country need counseling in a number of ways one being our leaders to talk and implement harmony through service delivery, rule of law, respect of human rights, understanding democracy and importance of working together as a nation in all our colours and languages. But if we are to leave this carnage unsolved time will come when it will be unsolvable.

  • richard.barnard2 - 2012-09-25 14:01

    @ Issa....well said. Pity Zuma still says its a safe country!

  • jeremy.forbes.1293 - 2012-09-25 15:03

    All of a sudden shariah law makes sense, chop the hands or heads off these thieves.

      mc.segal.5 - 2012-09-27 06:47

      Agreed ..Potential criminals need a big fright not tea and bikkies..........

  • sifiso.msimango - 2012-09-25 16:23

    run these cruel thugs over by train

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