Muslims set to vote as a block for Al Jama-ah in 2016 municipal elections in August.
Muslims to help rule Cape Town
After 8 years in politics Al Jama-ah’s votes has gone up by up to 72% in many areas says Party Leader Ganief Hendricks. Those who voted for Al Jama-ah did not waste their vote as each vote has helped the Party grow. We must now get more Muslims to register as voters and ask the Muslim voter to vote for Al Jama-ah in the 2016 municipal elections in August next year a date which must still be confirmed later. We need to win more votes and raise more money. Islam shapes our vision. The Coloureds and whites vote en bloc for the DA and the Africans vote en bloc for the ANC. Islamic values, Islamic policies and improving the Islamicity index is the solution to getting more jobs, eliminating poverty, making areas safe and ensuring service delivery. ” I am a jobs expert, Muslims are charitable and we are the most peace loving community no matter what anyone says. So everyone will always have a warm plate of food if Muslims help rule Cape Town. The Muslim voter have the balance of power but there is not a single Muslim councillor in Mitchell’s Plain the largest suburb where we live. Twenty percent of eligible voters are Muslim but we do not have a single Muslim on the DA’s mayoral committee. This committee rules and they are white dominated.
The DA shares power without losing white control. If you vote DA you vote white control. Most of the tenders goes to whites and land and property development to the DA property cabal. The number of Muslim councillors in DA has been halved. Muslims have no say in the DA which rules Cape Town and don’t care about Muslims. How can we fight to liberate Masjidul Aqsa and defeat the zionists and still vote DA.
In 2016 Muslims must use their vote and tell supporters of Israel Zionism ” don’t mess with us” as we take power away from you. Muslims will help rule Cape Town from 2016 In Sha Allah and make Cape Town a better place to live.
If the Muslim voter puts their cross next to Al jama-ah we can get 20 seats and have the balance of power between the DA and the ANC and ensure they treat Muslims fairly and give Muslims more jobs, more houses, more bursaries, more tenders and more business opportunities. In this way we can help the poor more because Muslims like to give sadakah and charity.
The South African contestant gave a world class performance at this world class Quranic Recital event. The contest was won by Malaysia.
The AL JAMA-AH nominee was Sheikh Harun Moos from Cape Town. The talent search was conducted by South Africa’s prime Muslim TV station DEENTV who also recorded the recitals of contestants. The contestant was selected by different panels under the watchful eye of convenor Imam Mohamed Edries of the Maitland Mosque. Thoerria Najaar took charge of the PR work . Ms I.Cloete the admin and Ismail Davids tasked to raise funds for a support team. The nominations were submitted by the President of AL JAMA-AH Ganief Hendricks.
The results for the Tilawah segment scanned below was forwarded to AL JAMA-AH by the organisers representing the Malaysian Government.
AL JAMA-AH Office has submitted proposals to reduce working hours from 45 to 40 hours at the invitation of the government. Depending on collective bargaining has not worked over the past 6 years since the project started and it is time the government legislated Ganief Hendricks submitted. Some of the proposals is not to reduce pay but to ensure increase in productivity by reducing waste and management costs.
One cannot be a Muslim swearing allegiance to Allah’s marriage laws and be a Muslim swearing allegiance to the Marriage Act of 1961. Two marriage certificates and Allah forbid two divorce certificates. Also two marriage ceremonies.
The South African government spent R5 million to issue 150 marriage officers licences to nominees of the MJC and the Islamic propagation Centre in Cape Town and Durban.
According to Naeem Jinnah of the MYM and head of several research centres “nothing has changed” in a rebuttal to senior members of the MYM. The ”Imara” oversight body of the MJC slammed its executive body and acting President (of the Cravenby Mosque) for the hype around the issuing of these licences saying that it does not legalise Muslim marriages in any way. In fact in a submission to the Constitutional Court its chief spokesperson on marriages Imam Mouti Saban on behalf of the “Imara” and its leadership over the past 40 years condemned Muslim marriage officers in terms of the Marriage Act of 1961 as the Act is Haraam and swears allegiance to the Act and not Allah’s marriage laws.
The MJC executive lobbied the Department of Home Affairs for these licences which led to the Deputy State President creating a media hype that Muslim marriages are legal. A sad way to end his office at least in the Muslim community.
As far as AL JAMA-AH is concerned Nikah’s have legal consequences and the clauses in the Marriage Act of 1961 being used to negate these marriages are unconstitutional. Further Muslims do not need a secular state to give Nikah’s recognition. Islam recognises it. All Muslims want is legal consequences which it has. The administrative actions of the Department of Home Affairs is with respect unlawful.
Instead of asking ICASA to close down Radio Islam in Gauteng, sanction the Radio station or asking Radio Islam to discipline them AL JAMA-AH has asked the stations two biased Moulana’s Bobat and Sulaiman Ravat - well known scholar and radio personality to apologise for their allegedly unlawful and unconstitutional conduct and attempts to influence and derail the 2014 elections. Moulana Ravat also features on Voice of the Cape’s editors Forum.
The Party’s attorneys have written to them with a view to settling this matter.
Mr Mosotho Moepya the Chief Electoral Officer of the I.E.C. is looking into the complaint by AL JAMA-AH that the “remainders” of three(3) parties were less than AL JAMA-AH yet they got extra remainder seats and AL JAMA-AH none. Also votes meant for AL JAMA-AH were allocated to AGANG like in Surrey Estate.
Mr Moepya personally phoned AL JAMA-AH President Ganief Hendricks to advise that the matter is receiving his personal attention.
This gesture is appreciated by the Party and the first step for the Party to regain trust in the I.E.C.
The Party is also concerned about getting nil votes in voting stations fro the Provincial ballot while it got hundreds of votes on the national ballot in those voting stations and letters from irate supporters that their votes were not counted.
The Party increased its voter support in the City of Cape Town and the City of Johannesburg where it has PR council seats by nearly 50% and support for Muslim political Parties has grown fourfold since AL JAMA-AH registered as a political party in 2007.
Twenty seven parties contested the Western Cape elections and AL JAMAA-AH came out proudly in 5th position – no mean feat. At national level out of 29 parties it was in the top dozen.
If the party gets council seats in the other 100 municipalities it will reach the magic figure of 50 000 to get a seat in parliament in 2019.
The Party is also a platform for other community parties and activists that don’t have a quarrel with AL JAMA-AH’S Islamic values and them using the AL JAMA-AH platform will further swell its numbers.
There is 24 months to go before the next national municipal elections in South Africa. AL JAMA-AH will contest most of the over 100 municipalities in the nine provinces and aim for a PR councillor seat in most of the municipalities and 100 ward councillor seats where it had the most support in the 2014 elections.
Membership of the Party is renewed on 1 July each year and this is a reminder and an invitation in this regard. There is a two year consecutive membership requirement to be a candidate for the Party and to meet this constitutional requirement we are suggesting that early membership for 2016 be done simultaneously with the 2015 membership renewal. That means a membership fee of R30 must be paid for the two years.
The Party needs a sustainable budget as the present bridging finance loan for the elections deposits of R440 000 ( R210 000 for 2009, R8000 for 2011 and R222 000 for 2014 ) for the past 7 years has come to an end. The Party will now open a new banking account as determined by the finance committee already in place who will administer the funds as from 1 June 2014.
In the membership campaign that is launched now the focus will be on PR candidates and ward councillors for the Party and supporters and those who voted for the party but who are not available as candidates.
At the same time of the membership campaign the Party is now calling for nominations and applications for PR councillors and ward councillors. Applications will only be accepted when the R30 membership fee is paid. There will be a voluntary requirement that aspirant councillors sign a debit order of R20 per month or more to fund the office of the Party managing the membership and candidate campaign process. THis will raise R480 per candidate for office expenses. Once accepted as a candidate the aspirant candidate will have to raise a provisional R1000 towards the deposits required by the I.E.C. and organise fund raising activities and collection drives to raise money for their campaign and the Party’s campaign funds. A special fund will be established to assist aspirant candidates who cannot meet these financial requirements.
Branches of the Party will be organised in terms of the wards that presently exist and where there is an interest to contest the elections. As soon as 20 members are signed up as paid up members (R30) in a ward a branch meeting will be called to plan the AGM of the branch where an executive committee will be elected and an application be made to the General Secretary of the Party for the branch to be accredited. Once accredited the branch will be required to appoint a selection committee to consider all applications for councillor positions and submit their nominations to the Party Leader for approval. An appeal process will be put in place for applications that are not successful and an objection process will be put in place against successful candidates.
There will be an initial 3 month campaign starting 1 June 2014 and ending 31 August 2014 to draw up the candidate list for the 2016 municipal elections. If there are not sufficient candidates there will be a second 3 month campaign. The first target is 25000 paid up members and 1000 candidates. A higher target will be considered after 31 August 2014. This will raise an estimated R1 million in membership fees and donations. The 1000 candidates if they pay their R20 per month or more as from 1 June 2014 for 2 years will raise an additional R500 000 . Each candidate is expected to raise R10 000 in fundraising and collections which will raise an additional R10 000 000. It is forecasted that the party will raise R11 500 000 that is just under R12 million in this membership and candidate nomination process in the next 3 months.
Once a minimum of 25 councillors has been nominated by their branches the aspirant councillor and two elected branch members ( An elected conference of 75 delegates plus the present interim NEC and NW working committee members and experts appointed by the party leader(maximum 10) will elect the NEC of the Party and elect a Party Leader.
The present Party Leader will appoint 5 long standing members that has served the Party since its launch to serve as National Working Committee members to play an oversight role in terms of the Constitution. Nominations by any paid up member can also be submitted for consideration.