CAPE TOWN, South Africa, April 14, 2017/APO/ --

The Minister of Police, Mr. Fikile Mbalula will tomorrow attend the Annual Ijtima (Islamic gathering) that will be held in Laudium, Pretoria.

On his first address as the Minister of Police, Mr. Fikile Mbalula emphasized the need to partner with communities in the fight against crime. The Minister will use this opportunity to build partnerships with the religious community and reiterate his clarion call for society to unite against crime.

The event is expecting over 40 000 Muslim Males making it the largest gathering of Muslims in Southern Africa.

The Minister is expected to be at the venue as follows.

Date:            Friday, 14 April 2017

Time:            11:00 for 11:30

Venue:        Laudium Sports Stadium, 19th Ave, Laudium.

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