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Cape Town to shut South Africa's Open Mosque

South Africa's first gay-friendly mosque, which also allows women to lead prayers, is being ordered close.

A City of Cape Town councillor says the newly established Open Mosque has violated municipal by-laws.

The mosque officially opened its doors on Friday despite criticism from members of the local Muslim community.

Nomsa Maseko reports from Cape Town.

  • 26 Sep 2014
  • From the section Africa
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