Mass iftars feed thousands

Muslims all over the Western Cape held mass iftars in their communities, on Sunday April 10, marking the eighth day of Ramadaan, a month of fasting which started on Sunday April 3.

Non-profit organisation, the Honeybun Foundation, a and Ward 63 councillor Carmen Siebritz held a mass iftar in Park Road, Wynberg. Ms Siebritz invited Wynberg East Neighbourhood Watch who assistedd by providiing security. Salwa Beukes, chairperson of the Watch said: “We were invited as a gesture of thanks and giving back to the neighbourhood watch who is always on patrol and active in the community. We did of course not just sit down to eat, we got involved with securing the street, handing out food and helping with the clean-up too.”
Mass iftar outside the mosque in Park Road, Wynberg.
The mass boeka (iftar) was held in Peter Charles Street, Cafda, hosted by Masjid-Tul-Islamieya, Shireen Ishmail, Carers Unite, Upcountry Feeding Hands, Shumeez Scott Foundation and the Girls Feeding scheme. The team fed more than 1200 people and the road was laid with treats, food, fruit and beverages as long as 200 metres. “This was a first for the people at Cafda who got to experience what it was like to break fast and a first mass Iftaar experience,” said Nabeelah Valcarcel, spokesperson for the Girls Feeding scheme.
Pictured, at the mosque in Peter Charles Street, Cafda, are from left, are Samieya Ceres, of Upcountry Feeding Hands, Shireen Ishmail, one of the hosts, Nicole Damons, Nicole Roberts, both from Carers Unite, Zaara and Meah Francis, founders of the Girls Feeding scheme (GFS) and Bilqees Jattiem, a volunteer of the GFS.