Speaker, our Deputy President and hon members, on behalf of the UDM, I would like to extend our condolences to the family and colleagues of the late Imam G Solomon.
He is credited with playing an important role in community, religious and political circles during the final decades of apartheid. He will also be remembered for being amongst those who refused to let the old regime continue the tactics of "divide and rule" along religious and faith lines.
After this illustrious period as a community leader, the late member joined the first democratic Parliament. There will be many people who share in his family's grief during this time of bereavement. Our thoughts and prayers are with them.
May his soul rest in peace. I thank you.