The ANC in the Western Cape has condemned one of its members in the legislature for stoking tensions in the Muslim community.

During a lecture at the Ahlul Bayt Mosque earlier this month, Member of the Provincial Legislature, Khalid Sayed, accused some of the followers of the Prophet Muhammad of being hypocrites.

This has angered sections of the Muslim Community.

Sayed has since made a public apology, and the ANC’s spokesperson, Sifiso Mtsweni, says the party has formally reprimanded him.

“We sincerely hope that such views are never repeated. We will seek a meeting with [different Muslim denominations] and representatives, in order to clarify the position on the ANC in this regard.”


Image: Twitter/Khalid Sayed MPL