- The attack at Malmesbury mosque was a shock to all South Africans on Thursday morning
- Two people were stabbed to death and others injured during the brutal attack
- The attacker charged the police and was shot to death
- One of the deceased, as well as the attacker, was Somalian
Early on Thursday morning an attack at Malmesbury mosque deeply unsettled South Africa.
South Africa took to social media to share their condolences with those affected by the violent attack this morning.
One South African shared a video in which he gave spoke some heartfelt words:
Loyiso Bala shared his feelings on the attack:
My heart goes out to the family of the deceased and all those present during the shock #MosqueAttack at Malmesbury this morning. May the Lord grant you peace and comfort at this time. We love you and God loves you.
World Wide Muslims shared their feelings as well:
Ya Allah we make dua that you grant the deceased the highest level of jannah! Second #MosqueAttack in the Western Cape province in South Africa. 2 brothers were victims and died on the scene.
Mmusi Maimane condemned the violent attack:
I condemn all violence and send my condolences to the families of the loved ones killed at the #mosqueattack. Urge the police to continue their work. Let there be peac
South Africans are united on this sad morning in their feelings of support for the families affected by the attack.
Briefly.co.za reported earlier that an unidentified man stabbed two people to death at Malmesbury mosque in Cape Town.
When the police arrived at the scene, the man - armed with a knife - stormed at them and they were forced to shoot him. He would not heed their calls to stand down. The man's wounds were fatal and he died at the scene.
The Muslim Judicial Council shared the disturbing news on social media.
Briefly.co.za learned that the attacker, as well as one of the deceased, was Somalian.
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