South Africa - Cape Town - 31 January 2019 - Mayor Dan Plato addresses Council Meeting at Cape Town Civic Centre. Protesters gathered outside the civic centre to protest against poor service delivery. Some managed to make it to the gallery in the council chamber. Police dispersed the crowd by throwing a stun granade. One lady lay injured after the scuffle. Picture Courtney Africa/African News Agency(ANA)
South Africa - Cape Town - 31 January 2019 - Mayor Dan Plato addresses Council Meeting at Cape Town Civic Centre. Protesters gathered outside the civic centre to protest against poor service delivery. Some managed to make it to the gallery in the council chamber. Police dispersed the crowd by throwing a stun granade. One lady lay injured after the scuffle. Picture Courtney Africa/African News Agency(ANA)

Mayor Dan Plato wishes all Muslims a blessed Eid-al-Adha

By Staff Reporter Time of article published Jul 21, 2021

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Cape Town - City of Cape Town mayor Dan Plato has extended his best wishes to the Muslim community as they celebrate Eid-al-Adha.

“The global Covid-19 pandemic has required us to shift the way we in which respond to our fellow residents, tested our resolve, required us to demonstrate kindness and courage, and expanded our need to remain hopeful.

“The theme that underlines Eid-al-Adha is sacrifice and is relevant to us during Covid-19,” Plato said.

“It is a sacrifice to adapt our way of life to the national regulations to wear a mask; to avoid group activities which may put others at risk of contracting Covid-19.

“It is a sacrifice to not be in the physical presence of your loved ones to protect their health,” he said.

Plato also applauded all residents for their sacrifices and opening their hearts, and choosing generosity and courage through assisting the City of Cape Town in reaching out to communities with humanitarian relief.

“My hope is for this spirit of sharing with the less fortunate to continue. Eid Mubarak!”

Cape Argus

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