Concerns over kidnapping of Muslim businessmen

The Council of Muslim Theologians (Jamiatul Ulama South Africa) has raised concern over the apparent series of kidnappings which seem to be targeting Muslim businessmen.

Police are investigating the kidnapping of Parow businessman, Liyaqat Parker, on Monday.

It's understood the 65-year-old was approached by five men after he was followed into the basement parking by double cab bakkie.

Maulana Ebrahim Bham, secretary general of Jamiat South Africa, says there have been a number of similar incidents across South Africa in recent years.

Johannesburg businessman, Shiraz Gattoo, has also been missing since the 10th March this year.

The Council has appealed to the Minister of Police, the National Police Commissioner and the relevant law enforcement agencies to prioritise these cases.

We can only surmise at this particular time.

Maulana Ebrahim Bham, secretary general of Jamiatul Ulama South Africa (Council of Muslim Theologians)

It is of great concern to the Council and to the community.

Maulana Ebrahim Bham, secretary general of Jamiatul Ulama South Africa (Council of Muslim Theologians)

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