Five suspects attacked a helpless Oudekraal family in the early hours of Tuesday morning. The attackers, who were armed, invaded the home of the caretaker of the Shaykh Noorul Mubeen Kramat in Oudekraal.

Known as the “99 Steps Kramat”, the Oudekraal Kramat houses the remains of the prominent Muslim scholar, Shaykh Noorul Mubeen.

The Muslim Judicial Council is shocked at the occurrence, and have condemned the attack. “The caretaker of the Oudekraal Kramat was attacked in the early hours of the morning around 3-4 o’clock. About five assailants attacked him. He was injured, his wife was also thrown around and had a few punches thrown at her. His mother, besides being beaten, was also thrown down the hill,” Council spokesperson, Miskha Daries told EWN.

The head of the Muslim Cemetery Board, Shayk Riad Fataar, also condemned this incident. “The increase of crime and gangsterism has led to unsafe conditions at cemeteries and we call on the SAPS and the authorities to fulfill their responsibility towards the protection of all communities,” he said. “We pray for a speedy recovery for the caretaker and his family.”

Anyone with information relating to the incident is encouraged to anonymously contact the Sea Point Police station on 021 430 3700 or Crime Stop on 086 001 0111.

Picture: Twitter

Article written by

Lucinda Dordley

Lucinda is a hard news writer who occasionally dabbles in lifestyle writing, and recent journalism graduate. She is a proud intersectional feminist, and is passionate about actively creating a world which is free of discrimination and inequality.