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Bid to build Gordon's Bay mosque hits another stumbling block

10 July 2019 11:29 AM
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Gordon's Bay Islamic Society chairperson says the objections are simply trying to frustrate them and delay the whole process.

The Gordon's Bay Islamic Society has hit another stumbling block in building its mosque.

Some members of the community have raised objections to the building of the mosque, citing concerns about parking and noise levels.

In May, the Gordon’s Bay Islamic Society received clearance for rezoning after more than 100 objections were raised by community members. Other appeals have been submitted against the rezoning.

Refilwe Moloto speaks to Gordon's Bay Islamic Society chairperson Cassim Peer about the latest on the appeal process.

We have been praying in a warehouse behind one of the shops in Gordons Bay for the past six years. We purchased a piece of land, and we hit a snag with objections from members of the community with about 134 objections.

Cassim Peer, Chairperson - Gordon's Bay Islamic society

Certain individuals are appealing and they're rehashing the same things that the original objections had and we feel it is not in good faith. There is nothing new in what they are saying and they are simply trying to frustrate us and delay the whole process.

Cassim Peer, Chairperson - Gordon's Bay Islamic society

For us it is not noise, it is the most beautiful call telling people to come for prayer, come to success, come to be a good person.

Cassim Peer, Chairperson - Gordon's Bay Islamic society

Gordon's Bay Residents Association chairperson Edwina Hadfield says the residents have an issue with the call to prayer.

The loudness of the call. We know it is five times a day and it can start very early in the morning.

Edwina Hadfield, Chairperson - Gordon's Bay Residents Association

There is just a small road between the mosque and the flats. If you're living right in front of the mosque it would be that noise emanating from the mosque five times a day, I don't want to say a nuisance but it could be that you don't appreciate it.

Edwina Hadfield, Chairperson - Gordon's Bay Residents Association

RELATED: 'The call to prayer falls below the 7 decibels which is the limit'

The appeal was just on the noise.

Edwina Hadfield, Chairperson - Gordon's Bay Residents Association

Listen to the full interview below...


10 July 2019 11:29 AM
Tags:
Muslim
Islam
City of Cape Town
call to prayer

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