Qaanitah Hunter | Cii News | 13 October 2012
The National Consumer Forum in the Western Cape, has responded to the verdict of Judge Kgomo, who ruled in favour of the South African Hajj and Umrah Council on Friday.
The NCF says the ruling is a diversion of responsibility on the part of the regulator.
The South Gauteng High Court ruled that SAHUC will not be mandated to issue hajj visas and travel documents for Ahmed and Aziza Abrahams
The pair’s hajj accreditation was revoked by SAHUC on the premise that they lied in their registration.
NCF western Cape Coordinator, Imraan Mukaddum said this reinforces their view that SAHUC is incompetent and in urgent need of review.
Mukkadum said they remain committed to the process of a fair and just dispensation for South African Hujjaaj and to hold to SAHUC account.
Attorney Yousha Tayob, who was acting on behalf of SAHUC, said they are satisfied with the outcome.
“The case is over from our side but it is up to the applicants to take the matter further,” he said.
Part B of the court case involves charges of corruption and a request to the director of public prosecutions to investigate the organisation.
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