‘Stop the mosque, or tyres may burn in swish Ballito’
Enraged residents have twice blocked surveyors from the proposed site for desperately needed place of worship
Residents opposed to the first mosque in the swanky seaside town of Ballito on the north coast of KwaZulu-Natal allegedly tried to block surveyors assessing the land twice in a matter of days.
For three years, the Zululand Islamic Society has battled to secure an appropriate site to erect a mosque in the KZN north coast town to cater for Muslim residents of upmarket housing estates in Ballito, Zimbali, Simbithi Eco Estate, Brettenwood and other surrounding areas, who have had to travel up to 25km out of the area to conduct prayer.
Late last year, following a submission made to the KwaDukuza Local Municipality, it approved, in principle, the sale of a portion of Townsend Park, an open space regularly used as a recreational spot by locals...