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Boland operator arrested

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A haj operator from the Boland was arrested and taken in for questioning on Sunday
with regards to complaints around a haj travel agreement. Ebrahim Jooste from the Boland Haj Jamaah is accused of failing to meet an agreement with 20 hujaaj who had paid for their haj travel packages in full. The South African Travel Haj Operators Association (Sathoa) chairperson Sedick Steenkamp said following the organisation’s investigation into the matter, the affected hujaaj lodged complaints at the Athlone police station.

“Authorities took him in for questioning and further investigation. The case is now in the hands of the South African Police Services.”

Steenkamp could not confirm the charges against Jooste, saying they “will issue a full statement later on.”

On Monday, the South African Haj Umrah Council (Sahuc) said it had suspended the Boland Haj Jamaah as an accredited haj operator “with immediate effect”. In a statement, Sahuc said the operator was suspended for not meeting his financial obligations and for contravening the operator’s haj operator Code of Conduct.

“The South African Hajj and Umrah Council has been in regular contact with the affected hajjis and following a meeting with them, has taken the necessary steps to ensure that these hujjaj fulfil their trip to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for haj by way of an amended package,” Sahuc said.

Sahuc will proceed with disciplinary action against the suspended operator. VOC


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2 comments

  1. Why don’t SAHUC tell the people how they forced the hujaaj of Boland to sign sworn affidivents to lay chargers against the operator. If the hujaaj didn’t sign the affidivents they SAHUC threatened not to withhold the passports and withdraw the hujaaj’ the visa if they didn’t cooperate . all this happened on Saturday 30 August 2 days before the hujaaj were suppose to leave. Some of the hujaaj were reduce to tears because of the actions of SAHUC. I personally think its time to expose them

    1. Russia Newyork get a life, if that is what SAHUC have to do so be it. The majority of the agents have been taking advantage of our muslim brothers & sisters over the years.
      Now that SAHUC is stepping in you throw your toys out of the cot

      By the way see if you can get the 20 hujaajes money back from JOOSTER (BOLAND HAJ JAMAAH)

      SAHUC dont suspend the agents remove them permanently.

      A carering sister

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