The Muslim Judicial Council SA (MJC) has honoured one of South Africa's dedicated and selfless judges with a Life Achievement Award, its highest accolade.
Western Cape High Court Judge, Siraj Desai and other members of the community received an award at the MJC’s 75th Anniversary at the St George’s Cathedral Hall on Wednesday, 12 February 2020.
This Life Achievement Award is an acknowledgement for the outstanding contribution by these leaders in their respective fields.
The other recipients were Shaykh Abdul Hamid Gabier, the life president of the MJC, Shaykh Muhammad Amien Fakier, the Qaadi of the MJC and Dr Maulana Ali Adam, a man who have dedicated his life to education.
Guest speakers for the event included a number of high profile South Africans, including late former president, Nelson Mandela’s grandson, Chief Mandla Mandela, the Secretary General of the South African Council of Churches Bishop Malusi and Paul Mashatile, the ANC Treasurer General.