AL JAMA-AH MAYORAL PLEDGE TO VOTERS
CITY OF CAPE TOWN METRO ELECTIONS
MAYORAL CANDIDATE: GANIEF HENDRICKS 4 April 2011
Muslims will turn against the Constitution of the country if government listens to human rights bodies , gender and gay activists, Muslim modernists and anti-religion groups to change, modify and reshape the shariah Muslim marriage laws to fully comply with the Constitution, says Party leader and mayoral candidate in the City of Cape Town for the AL JAMA-AH political party Ganief Hendricks. This negative attitude towards the shariah will make it difficult for the Party to position the Muslim community as the most peaceful community in the country. Moreso after government has introduced laws repugnant to the shariah on abortion, same sex marriages, gambling and shebeens and has been soft on drug lords and gangsters because of constitutional restraints.
SHARIAH UNDER FIRE
The Party has called on the Legal Resources Centre leading the campaign against the shariah to withdraw its submission to government on the Muslim Marriages Bill and change its anti-revolutionary response to the legitimate desires of Muslims.
“Such an attitude we have not seen in the worst days of apartheid and it is a blot against freedom of religion and the values of the civil rights movement.” In this day and age to hear an outfit with the likes of legal struggle heroes like George Bizos S.C. , Colin Kahanovitz . N. Fakir and others saying without regard to the sensitivities of Muslims
This may be undesirable to 1.5 million Muslims in South Africa
“ Accepting Islamic Marriage Law would be an absolute abandonment of our most democratic principles.” The Muslim community will have to compromise. Muslim marriage law must be fully in line with the Constitution. On the one hand their submission to government says South Africa must not shun the Muslim faith in its entirety when it comes to their marriage laws and then they say they are prevented from doing this because of the Constitution. No human rights organizaton anywhere in the world has adopted such a hostile attitude to Islam and this has never happened in the over 300 history of Islam in South Africa. Patronizing Islam in other parts of the submission smacks of jingoism, chauvism and hypocrisy. The Legal Resources has shamed itself and the human rights movement.
Is out of place in a South Africa in the first phases of transformation. At the heart core of the Party’s pledge to voters to support it in the forthcoming municipal election is to preserve Muslim family life and the sanctity of marriage in accordance with the shariah.
When family values is entrenched it will become easy to tell Muslim drug lords and gangsters to comply with the shariah and to tell Muslim drug sellers and users to do the same. It will be easy to tell the families and friends of these shariah offenders to ask family elders to deal with them and for the Ulema to pronounce on them and if that fails to report them to the police. The Party will voice radical action in Council chambers against drug users and dealers and introduce the most compassionate measures to assist them comply with the shariah including preferential treatment for jobs and educational opportunities. The Party will get Council to support outfits fighting drugs and gangsterism that meets Islamic and human rights criteria. A substantial budget will be championed for these outfits.
Mayoral candidate Ganief Hendricks received recognition as a pioneer of the internet for introducing the first internet jobs in South Africa and creating next generation jobs. As the mayor of Cape Town he wants to mobilize the Party’s candidates to get full employment in the City. The City will get its fair share of President Zuma’s five million jobs and his ward councillors will ensure that suburbs around each voting station gets its fair share of jobs. Councillors will ensure that every employable person including people with disabilities will get at least 2 days of work per week in terms of state policies. Technicons and universities will be lobbied to have satellite campuses in all the subcouncils of the City to develop skills and the Department of Labour will be asked to use more funds from unemployment budgets to put people in jobs. Ward candidates will develop a culture of hard work in wards to improve productivity and every worker will be assisted to join a trade union to help them keep their jobs and be paid decent wages and decent benefits.
‘ I will engage the business people in the Muslim community and other communities to create jobs and make it worth their while with incentives never seen before in the City. This will set the trend for the rest of South Africa. As Mayor I will lobby government to put affirmative action on hold in the City so that all its citizens can work together to get full employment. For starters in 2013 there should be guaranteed jobs for all matriculants who do not enter college or university. They can take a double gap year and work and then go to college and university to improve their skills.
Ward candidates must get a special grant from Council to have feeding schemes and provide a meal everyday for learners when they come out of school and others who are hungry can join the Que. ALJAMA ward councillors must fund one meal per month from their salary and dish out food to the hungry in their ward. They must have direct access to a City Food Bank.
AL JAMA-AH will change the water policy of the City Council in line with the shariah. There will be no water cuts and the indigent and poor people will have free water.
(1) BACKYARDERS: The Party will get the City to build a suburb for backyarders only to address this 18 year struggle
(2) BLIKKIES DORP: The Party will vote for funds to accommodate “internees” with a model housing settlement to show its compassion for the every poor.
ALJAMA SERVICE DELIVERY HELPDESK
The helpdesk will log every complaint and ward councillors will give voters a quarterly written report and hold a quarterly meeting to get their feedback.
CAN YOU STILL VOTE FOR THE DA OR ANY OTHER PARTY? ALJAMA NEEDS YOUR VOTE ON 18 MAY 2011
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SERVICE DELIVERY – HONESTLY AND WISELY
SATURDAY POLITICAL RALLIES /WALK ABOUTS
MITCHELLS PLAIN: SATURDAY 23 APRIL
BO-KAAP: SATURDAY 30 APRIL 2011
DELFT/BELHAR: SATURDAY 6 MAY 2011
LOTUS RIVER : SATURDAY 13 MAY 2011.
BRIDGETOWN: SATURDAY 13 MAY 2011.
MITCHELLS PLAIN: SATURDAY 13 APRIL
MUSLIM FAMILY LIFE: DON’T CHANGE, RESHAPE AND REMODEL OUR SHARIAH MARRIAGE LAWS
FULL EMPLOYMENT IN CITY OF CAPE TOWN
NO WATER CUTS/FREE WATER FOR POOR
COUNCIL TO BE AT HEART OF DRUG FIGHT
HOUSING SUBURB FOR BACKYARDERS
BLIKKIESDORP NOT “ prisoners of war”
DUMPING CHARGES TO BE DROPPED FOR TIPPER TRUCKERS