To see the
crime rate drop
government counterparts, and community safety structures, to devise a sustainable strategy to stop innocent civilians from losing their lives in such a senseless and callous manner,” said Mandela.
Shaykh Isgaak Taliep of the MJC said: “Obviously from the Muslim community side and the Western (Cape) community, we are quite upset by the senseless killing of brother Shaheed Omar.
“Obviously, the circumstances around the killing are still unknown to us. It came as a shock to us all, we’re all so very sad.
“We expect SAPS to do their job and do the necessary investigations and to find the perpetrators.”
“As the MJC, we all have the necessary desire to see the crime rate drop in the Western Cape and we will do all we can to assist the stakeholders, SAPS and the CPFs to bring the crime rate down,” he added.
He said as imams they served in sub- economic communities where crime was rife and killings had become “too common in our community” and as law-abiding citizens they would like to see this type of killings come to an end and the perpetrators to have their day in court and be imprisoned, and not released on parole after two years.
Van Wyk said no arrests had been made and anyone with information about the shooting was requested to call Crimestop or the Lansdowne police.