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Body of a man found in Landsdowne

The body of a 48-year-old man was found off Imam Haron Road in Landsdowne last night. According to SAPS, local police responded to a complaint after 20h00 and upon arrival the victim was declared deceased by medical personnel. Lansdowne police registered an inquest for further investigation. Anyone with information that[…]

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Body of Hanover Park teen found on field

By: Aneeqa du Plessis Heartbreaking scenes played out in Hanover Park at the weekend when the body of a teenaged girl was found in an open field. According to local officials, Jehaan Petersen, 17, was found with open wounds to her head and body. Petersen who was reported missing by[…]

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Planning a janazah under lockdown: Explainer

The reality of the coronavirus is changing the way Muslims have to conduct their janazahs in South Africa. The country’s stringent lockdown regulations require Muslims to re-think the way funerals have traditionally been carried out and keep in line with government’s policy on social distancing. At a time of heightened[…]

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Janazah conditions for COVID-19 patients

The coronavirus pandemic has put into sharp focus the need for more stringent burial and cultural rites if a Muslim person dies of COVID-9. Ulema bodies across the country have deliberated extensively on this issue over the past few weeks as South Africa deals with the harsh reality of the[…]

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