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Wed Oct 01 16:36:25 SAST 2014

No justice yet for Nogwaza

Staff Reporter | 26 June, 2013 00:42

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The Amnesty International report "Making Love a Crime" highlights the case of lesbian activist Noxolo Nogwaza, who was raped and murdered on Easter Saturday in April 2011.

The resident of KwaThema, on the East Rand, was a mother of two children who are now being raised by their great-grandmother.

Nogwaza spoke openly about her lesbianism and was part of an activist group on the East Rand.

Though her body was dumped in a public place, near a shop on which surveillance security cameras were mounted, very little evidence has been uncovered.

Amnesty is monitoring the case "to ensure that justice is served".

In its report it said "vital evidence and opportunities appear to have been lost".

The case was referred to a magistrate in March in order for him to close the case. However, he refused to close the case and said someone must be held responsible.

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