The 65-year-old man, who asked not to be named, identified the skelm as Abdul Kader Fredericks, 25, and says he gave his son a lekker pak after seeing the video.
The theft, which was recorded on security cameras at Mughammadiyyah Masjied in Salt River on 29 January, went viral on social media and Capetonians expressed their disgust at the skelm.
In the clip, the skelm, walks to the men’s shoe shelves and jeps two pairs, stuffing one pair down his pants.
The angry father says: “I only saw it last week... My friend showed me the video and when I saw it was Abdul Kader, I became so kwaad, I went home and donnered him
“I went to the assistant imam at our mosque in Kalksteenfontein and they put me in touch with the committee of the Salt River mosque and I piemped my son.
“He smokes ungah (heroin) and steals from my house, and is in and out of rehab.
“I am very angry that he was so disrespectful to steal from a mosque and he never brought those shoes home, so we think he sold it.”
Treasurer Abdullah January says he got a skrik when he received a call from the father: “I got a shock, I didn’t expect it, but I have informed them that a case has been opened and the matter is with the police.
“I applaud the father for coming forward and not trying to cover it up. Drugs are a big problem in our community and I feel for this father,” he says.
“But he did not try to cover it up and was honest that it was his son and came out himself to expose his son.
"I wish more parents could be like him.”