Ahead of the swearing in of members in the National Assembly on Wednesday, the President of the first Muslim party to enter parliament took a pledge on an invaluable Quran in Bo Kaap. Al Jama-ah president Ganief Hendricks said he chose the Auwal Masjid as it is the first masjid[…]
The City of Cape Town has dropped all charges against city councillor Ganief Hendricks related to statements he made on the controversial Open Mosque in Wynberg. The City Speaker, Alderman Dirk Smit requested the Al Jama-ah party leader provide a letter, giving reasons why he should not be charged “for[…]
Al Jam-ah political party leader and councillor, Ganief Hendricks has once again come under fire for allegedly contravening the City of Cape Town’s code of conduct by forcing City officials to act against the Open Mosque. Hendricks is accused of portraying the Open Mosque founder, Dr Taj Hargey in a[…]
A City of Cape Town official says authorities cannot take legal action against the founders of the Open Mosque until they have the necessary evidence of the unauthorised use of the building at 4 Lester Street in Wynberg. This comes after a written query by Al Jama-ah party leader in[…]
A local Muslim politician says instead of making threats towards its founder, detractors of the Open Mosque set to open this Friday in Wynberg should rather take part in public dialogue on its existence. Al Jamaah Party leader and City of Cape Town councilor Ganief Hendricks expressed this sentiment on[…]
Al Jama-ah party member Imraahn Mukaddam has distanced himself from statements made by party leader Ganief Hendricks, supporting the establishment of a so-called caliphate in Iraq and Syria by an armed group called the Islamic State (IS). In a recent radio interview, Hendricks allegedly said the call for a caliphate[…]
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