RAMADAN: CITY OF CAPE TOWN EXTENDS WELL WISHES TO ALL MUSLIMS

Eye Witness News

FILE: One of Cape Town's oldest suburbs, Bo Kaap. Picture: Natalie Malgas/EWN

CAPE TOWN – The City of Cape Town has extended well wishes to the local Muslim community which has begun its fast for the holy month of Ramadan.

The annual event represents a time dedicated to fasting, and devotion to worship, sacrifice, purification and charitable acts.

The city’s Zara Nicholson said, “As an inclusive city, we are grateful for the role the Muslim community plays in our city and on behalf of the City of Cape Town, we wish you a blessed Ramadan.”

Meanwhile, a suspected suicide bomber has killed as many as 14 people in Afghanistan on this first day of Islam’s holy month.

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