Abdullah Gangraker

Wembley echoes: a tribute to Hajji Abdullah Gangraker

MUCH has been said, and written, about the passing of Hajji Abdullah Eshack Gangraker, an iconic benefactor and philanthropist of the Cape Town community. He was a man of rare vision and a stickler for quality, which was reflected in the well-known Wembley brand. From humble beginnings in Belgravia Road, he[…]

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More tributes for ‘Mr Wembley’

The passing of Cape Town businessman and philanthropist, Abdullah Gangraker, is a huge loss for the Cape Town community. These are the sentiments of many people who knew the humanitarian, affectionately known as ‘Mr Wembley’. On Sunday, some 5000 people paid their respects by performing janazah salah at Masjidul Quds[…]

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‘Mr Wembley’ stayed true to humble roots

Very few people will know where the name Wembley – the name of one of Cape Town’s most iconic group of businesses – comes from. But it also tells a story about the humble roots of its well-known owner Abdullah Gangraker, who died on Sunday aged 72. In his biography,[…]

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