Sheik Yusuf, Islamic leader and brother of the sultan of Macassar, who was banished to the Cape, dies at Zandvliet, near Faure,

Saturday, 23 May 1699

Sheik Yusuf, Islamic leader and brother of the sultan of Macassar, who was banished to the Cape, dies at Zandvliet, near Faure, Cape.  He was born in 1626, in Macassar and is regarded as the founder of the Islamic faith in the Cape.

References:
• Potgieter, D.J. et al. (eds)(1970). Standard Encyclopaedia of Southern Africa, Cape Town: NASOU, v. 11, p. 567

Last updated : 18-May-2012

This article was produced for South African History Online on 18-May-2012