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SAHRC receives complaint after mosques vandalised, considers probe

The South African Human Rights Commission says it's considering opening an investigation into recent incidents of vandalism of mosques in the country.

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The commission has confirmed that the Muslim Judicial Council has laid a complaint following an incident in Kalk Bay. A mosque was vandalised with blood in the coastal town. 

In a separate incident in Simon’s Town - a pig's snout was left on the doorstep of a century-old mosque.

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Earlier this week, the council said it's waiting for a report-back from the police after CCTV footage from a neighbouring building was made available to them.

The commission's spokesperson Gail Smith says the investigation into the incident is still ongoing. 

"The SAHRC has received a complaint from the Muslim Traditional Council. We're currently waiting for the police to finalise their investigation and to track down the perpetrators and when that's done we will assess the situation and then decide on a way forward," he said. 

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