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Cape Town Mayor Dan Plato wishes all Muslims Eid Mubarak<p>‚ÄčAs the holy month of Ramadaan comes to an end, I hope this month of fasting has brought you reflection, peace, renewal and strength.</p><p>The Muslim community plays an important role towards building a caring city. Your efforts, along with the rest of Cape Town, to reach out to those in need during this time has been wonderful to see. </p><p>We are fortunate that our City finds its beauty through its diversity, and our people, as we celebrate our different cultures, religions and beliefs. </p><p>I know that this period of fasting and the traditions that come with it have been impacted by Covid-19. However, it did not take away from the significance of this period. </p><p>We are hopeful that the next Ramadaan will be with far fewer restrictions as the national vaccination rollout ramps up over the coming months. </p><p>Capetonians are courageous, resilient and show great kindness. Residents have opened their hearts and helped those in need, and my wish is for this spirit of community and sharing to continue. </p><p>The City of Cape Town, too, has gone above and beyond its municipal mandate by allocating R39 million towards critical food aid relief to reach out to vulnerable communities, and has supported more than 260 soup kitchens - and counting - to feed more than 200 000 residents each day during lockdown. </p><p>I appeal to all residents to please continue practising social distancing and good hygiene by washing your hands regularly, not touching your face or shaking hands. </p><p>We all need to continue adhering to the national lockdown regulations so we can limit the extent of the third wave.</p><p>On behalf of the City of Cape Town, I extend my best wishes to you on this holy occasion. Eid Mubarak!</p><p><br>End<br></p>2021-05-12T22:00:00ZGP0|#1d539e44-7c8c-4646-887d-386dc1d95d70;L0|#01d539e44-7c8c-4646-887d-386dc1d95d70|City news;GTSet|#62efe227-07aa-45e7-944c-ceebacca891dGP0|#04dc7a0b-ff7e-42b8-8954-886f98506e10;L0|#004dc7a0b-ff7e-42b8-8954-886f98506e10|Muslim;GTSet|#2e3de6c1-9951-4747-8f53-470629a399bb;GP0|#781feac7-432d-4ec3-af5c-6d9084a1a805;L0|#0781feac7-432d-4ec3-af5c-6d9084a1a805|Religious groups;GP0|#943228ed-87b9-4158-9590-b9ca337c1174;L0|#0943228ed-87b9-4158-9590-b9ca337c1174|Food aid programs10

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