The Dawat-E-Islami Mosque on Kenilworth Road in Overport caught alight this afternoon at about 1pm.
The blaze which was assumed to be caused by an electrical fault, spread through the main prayer area of the building, incinerating the roof structure.
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At the time of the fire, the moulana of the mosque, Moulana Muhammed Tabrez, and some of its members were in a meeting when they were alerted by the caretaker that a room in the mosque was on fire. By the time they reached the blaze, it was too large to control. “We were in a meeting discussing issues concerning the mosque when we were informed about the fire,” said Tabrez.
Anyone who wishes to assist the mosque in any way possible can contact the moulana on 084-482-0946 or 031 207-4128.