Cape Malays…

and their Heritage

Self-Empowerment: Pretoria (1898)

Posted by tahirfarrath on March 2, 2010

(History of Muslims in South Africa)

1898 – Oral reports reveal that ‘Abdal Munjari Solomons arrived from Cape Town via Kimberley. He fought alongside the Boers in the Anglo-Boer war. The Malay Muslims in Pretoria settled in the Malay location known as Marabastad from where they were forcibly removed form 1969 onwards. For the first time, Malays had the opportunity to purchase their own residential properties in Eersterust. However, the majority resettled in Ladium (M. Abduragiem Paulsen, 2003).

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