1. This triad of accusers by their own admission never witnessed
the slaughter process themselves at any of the Early Bird or Rainbow
plants in the country. Their accusations are based on hearsay information
in respect of Rainbow Hammarsdale. Therefore, it is ludicrous to
suggest, based on this limited hearsay information, that all commercially
produced poultry is Haraam.
The sudden emergence of this trio is more than a co-incidence as
they are not associated with the industry in any way and have never
spoken out on this or any other issue previously.
denying their right as individual Muslims, there is information
and evidence linking them as supporters of the Majlis´s smear
campaign against SANHA. Click
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SANHA has requested information from the Majlis such as names of
the ex-slaughterers, reasons for them being no longer at Rainbow,
period of employment, etc. These details are material to the process
and will be reconciled with the contractor’s information of dismissals,
suspensions, misconduct etc
Notwithstanding this, SANHA has statements from the current slaughterers
which is contrary to the allegations. They aver that they attended
the meeting under the alleged impression and promise that the clandestine
discussions were being held to improve their employment conditions
by the group who claimed that they were "working in conjunction
with SANHA" on this matter.
vigorous cross examination of the charges and witnesses before an
appropriate tribunal will determine the difference between veracity
The allegations of a large percentage of chickens dying before slaughter,
gross ommission of tasmiyah, the linespeed being so fast that each
slaughterer has to slaughter "3 chickens per second", etc.
is blatantly untrue and only seeks to mislead the Ummah.
The much-touted "neutrality" of the invited Ulama observers
also leaves more questions than answers as they themselves never
witnessed the procedure at the plant but "heard the hearsay"
a week later.
of them is a senior Official of the Jamiatul Ulama KZN which resigned
from SANHA. This organisation is currently under query for its unethical
interference in SANHA´s relations with certified plants. We
have also requested and await information from the Jamiat KZN in
this matter since their members attended the meeting. Furthermore,
several outlets approved by the Jamiat KZN and their associates
stock and sell Rainbow and Earlybird Chickens.
other Aalim observer is a Shura member of the JU-KZN and was their
official representative on the Executive of SANHA. He was recused
by SANHA from Executive meetings due to his unbecoming conduct which
SANHA viewed as treasonous.
the remaining two "neutral" Ulama members, one has already
expressed certain reservations on his attendance at the meeting.
ALLEGATIONS ARE BEING INVESTIGATED AS THEY SURFACE AND YOU MAY REST
ASSURED THAT THE EARLYBIRD AND RAINBOW PRODUCTS ARE HALAAL.