The Economic Freedom Fighters have today visited the South African Police Service to open a criminal case against Attorney Zehir Omar.
Attorney Zehir Omar has been accused of inciting Muslims to congregate at the Masjid during Ramadan despite the Disaster Management lockdown regulations that are currently in place.
The attorney originally stated that during an ongoing court proceeding to fight for the relaxation of the lockdown for Muslim prayers some of the staff were not wearing the correct PPE within the court, also there was more than 25 present in the courtroom.
In retaliation to this, the attorney said that these judges are the president’s advocates. Based on the precedent of the court he said that Muslims should be able to pray at the Masjid.
“Using the precedent of what happened in court on Tuesday and today, Taraweeh Insha’Allah continues, salaah with jamaat continues and anyone in this country who is charged criminally or otherwise, I will offer my services free of charge.” said Omar
EFF open criminal case against Attorney Zehir Omar
The EFF disagreed with Omar’s statements and have said that all citizens should follow the COVID-19 measures set by the government.
They have now opened a criminal case against Omar and posted themselves visiting the Police station today on Social Media.
“The EFF Treasurer General Commissar Ophile Maotwe is going to open a case against the Attorney Zehir Omar who is inciting Muslims to congregate despite the Disaster Management Act Regulation 11(5)(c), which prohibits the publication of information through any medium, including social media, with the intention to deceive people on government measures to address COVID-19,” said EFF
EFF Treasurer General Commissar @OmphileMaotwe at the Pretoria Central Police Station opening a criminal case against Attorney Zehir Omar for inciting Muslims to congregate despite the Disaster Management Act. pic.twitter.com/CFer9quVcQ— Economic Freedom Fighters (@EFFSouthAfrica) April 26, 2020
Attorney Zehir Omar releases video to urge prayers to be made at home
In the latest video published online, the attorney has said that during the interim of the court case all Muslims should follow the regulations and continue their prayers at home.