• All Share : 51967.08
    DOWN -0.48%
    Top40 - (Tradeable) : 46355.6
    DOWN -0.58%
    Financial 15 : 16620.61
    DOWN -0.02%
    Industrial 25 : 67132.55
    DOWN -0.64%
    Resource 10 : 38668.95
    DOWN -1.03%

  • ZAR/USD : 12.3183
    UP 0.58%
    ZAR/GBP : 19.1575
    UP 0.47%
    ZAR/EUR : 13.6642
    UP 0.71%
    ZAR/JPY : 0.0998
    UP 0.91%
    ZAR/AUD : 9.2507
    DOWN -1.02%

  • Gold US$/oz : 1168.93
    UP 0.26%
    Platinum US$/oz : 1084
    Silver US$/oz : 15.72
    UP 0.13%
    Palladium US$/oz : 682.8
    DOWN -1.41%
    Brent Crude : 61.32
    DOWN -0.78%

  • All data is delayed by 15 min. Data supplied by Profile Data
    Hover cursor over this ticker to pause.

Fri Jul 03 17:39:41 SAST 2015

Lesbian dies a gruesome death

YOLISA MKELE | 02 July, 2013 00:52

Image by: Gallo

A 26-year-old lesbian was found dead with a toilet brush lodged in her vagina after yet another homophobic attack yesterday morning in Thokoza, east of Johannesburg.

"The woman was last seen at a local shebeen and we are awaiting the results of a postmortem to determine whether she had been raped," said Captain Godfrey Maditsi from Thokoza police station.

The Times last week reported on an Amnesty International research that showed black lesbians were the most at risk of homophobic violence.

"There is a level of acceptance for violence against people who are thought of as different or unconventional. Unfortunately many people see being lesbian as un-African," Mbuyiselo Botha of Sonke Gender Justice, a civil rights NGO, said yesterday.

Maditsi urged the public to come forward with any information that might assist police in their investigation .

On Wednesday last week, The Times reported on the case of a 17-year-old lesbian who was raped three times.

She allegedly killed the last man who raped her and was facing a charge of murder.

In another incident, a 23-year-old Cape Town man, Lunga Voko, was attacked and part of his left ear was shot off at a petrol station near his home on Easter Sunday.

His assailants were a group of men who questioned his sexuality because he was wearing tight shorts.


If you have an opinion you would like to share on this article, please send us an e-mail to the Times LIVE iLIVE team. In the mean time, click here to view the Times LIVE iLIVE section.