NO PLACE FOR HATE IN SOUTH AFRICA
THE South African Jewish Board of Deputies (Cape Council) welcomes the news that the Hawks have arrested suspects who might have been involved in the brutal attack on the mosque in Verulam, resulting in death, severe injury and damage, as well as in the placing of devices in Durban supermarkets.
Tolerance and respect for diversity should be taught in our homes, in our schools and in our society and must be stressed in our places of worship.
President Nelson Mandela said that “No one is born hating another person because of the colour of his skin… or his religion.
“People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite.”
We trust that the courts will make it clear to those found guilty that religiouslybased violence has no place in South Africa. There is no place for hate in our country.