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Faizel Patel - 17/01/2020

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Community activist and Muslim scholar Yusuf Deedat has died. 

In a statement his son Raees says Yousuf succumbed to his injuries and passed away on Friday at St Anne’s hospital in KwaZulu-Natal. 

Yousuf, the son of son of late religious scholar Ahmed Deedat was shot in Verulam on Wednesday by an unknown gunman who fled the scene. 

The Deedat family say they are shattered by Yousuf’s death. 

“His family and friends were at his bedside when he passed away peacefully. The family conveys their heartfelt gratitude for the support they received from family, friends and the community. May his soul rest in peace.”

Yousuf will be laid to rest at the Verulam Cemetery on Saturday morning.