Tuan Sa'id Alawi

Tuan Sa'id Alawi of Yemen came to the Cape in 1744. Muslim Ulama banished there by the Dutch were incarcerated on Robben Island. Tuan Sa'id became a policeman and had access to the Slave Lodge. He is regarded as the first official Imaam of the Cape Muslims. He lies buried at the Tana Baru cemetery in Cape Town.