Nombulelo Dlamini holding the candle during the memorial of a dear friend Dudu Zozo,
they both attended the church together.
Ayanda Magoloza, a Thokoza resident and spokesperson for Ihawu,
speaking volumes and fearlessly at the memorial service
Seated in the front row far right covered with grey stripe shawl is the mother of the slain Duduzile Zozo at the memorial
A friend and survivor of ‘curative rape’ Bianca expressing her anger on how Dudu was killed
A female neighbor introducing the devastated father of Dudu
to the activists, audience and supporters
Some members of Ihawu and friends came to support in large numbers
Members of ANC listening to the speakers attentively
FEW Projects Manager, Nokhwezi Hoboyi sharing sentiments and consents about lack of support from Women’s League when there are no hate crimes…
Our respected Pastor Teboho, who opened the memorial with a prayer.
She preached at the funeral of the late Noxolo Nogwaza’s funeral in 2011, KwaThema. Nogwaza’s hate crime case is still unresolved
Pastor Teboho, a dedicated member of the community and concerned citizen who denounce any gender based violence especially rampant hate crimes in SA townships and beyond
Phindi Malaza, a spokesperson for the Forum for the Empowerment of Women (FEW)
deeply agitated by the recent murder of Dudu, addressing the audience
The face of the deceased in the program
A friend and neighbor who shed a tear… could not control her frustration of how the residents heard Dudu’s screams but ignored it as they thought that it was a drunk person.
Question she left the audience with, “Are drunk people not worthy of protection?”
Struggle songs were the order of the afternoon. With more than 300 people in attendance.
Mam’Mdaki, a proud mother of a lesbian who asked other mothers,
“If we don’t love and give support to our lesbian and gay children at our homes, how do we expect outsiders to love our children.?”
African National Congress (ANC) Women’s League came in large numbers 3 days after Democratic Alliance (DA) held the march in the same township in honor of Dudu
A staunch member of ANC women’s league who introduced her comrades who were seated in front seats that ended up blocking the view of Zozo family
L- R: Sego, Zi and Lebo, are devoted visual activists and reports from Iranti-org documenting the memorial alongside Inkanyiso crew.
Location: Thokoza Youth Centre, Khumalo Street. Thokoza. East of Johannesburg.
More than 300 people – mainly organisational members, fellow activists and friends attended the memorial service of Duduzile Zozo (26) who was brutally (dis)membered on the 30th June 2013 few metres away from her family home.
Paying tributes were friends and neighbors who could not hold their angst and the brutality in which she was killed.
What made things worse is that the family had to delay the funeral due to financial constraints and Dudu was the breadwinner at home.
Photo Album by Zanele Muholi (10.07.2013)
2013 July 10: When brutally killed, Dudu was stripped every ounce of her dignity
2013 July 3: Another brutal murder of a lesbian
2013 July 3: Another fucked up case