Category Archives: Victims

2014 Oct. 29: Court Beat: Suspected lesbian killers remain behind bars

by Lerato Dumse Sthembiso Yende made her third appearance at the Tsakane Magistrates court on October 27, facing a charge of murder. The 20-year-old is accused of fatally stabbing Phumzile Nkosi (27) a lesbian mother of two boys. Sthembiso has … Continue reading

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2014 Sept. 28: An emotional farewell for the recent victim of hate crime

Text by Lerato Dumse Photos by Lindeka Qampi and Zanele Muholi   It is a Sunday morning and like in most townships, the streets of Daveyton township are a buzz of activity. Many carry bibles, making their way to different churches. In … Continue reading

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2014 Aug. 23: Relatives and friends shed tears at Gift’s funeral and some fainted

Text by Lerato Dumse Photos by Lindeka Qampi When the casket carrying the body of Disebo Gift Makau (23), was lowered six feet underground at a Ventersdorp cemetery, in the North West, on August 23.     Family and friends … Continue reading

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2014 April 5: “We are being killed for nothing”

  A impression by Signe Tveskov __________________________ Performance: Maureen Velile Majola & Jelena Kuljic Video: “Isililo” by Zanele Muholi Where:  Constanza Macraz/ Dorkypark – Studio 44. Berlin   Heavy sounds of breathing. The sounds are somehow disturbing. We don’t know if it … Continue reading

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2013 July 30: 30 Days later no arrests yet for Duduzile Zozo’s murder

Today marks exactly 30 days since Duduzile Zozo’s murder. Related article 2013 July 20: The video of Duduzile Zozo’s funeral and 2013 July 13: Picturing Duduzile Zozo’s funeral and 2013 July 10: Chaotic memorial service for Duduzile and 2013 July … Continue reading

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2013 July 29: Education, Queer Youth, Hate Crimes: So where to from here?

by Jeremiah Sepotokele* Hate crimes have destroyed many lives and communities in South Africa today. As we reflect on lives that have been affected, the tragic story of the late Duduzile Zozo continues to haunt me. It is no secret … Continue reading

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2013 July 16: Mo(u)rning in progress @ 26

Where: Thokoza township, Johannesburg What: Three (3) days after Duduzile Zozo’s burial When: 16/07/2013 How many: 24 participants excluding taxi drivers. Who: Mostly black lesbians and gays… Camera used:  Canon 6D with zoom lens EF-S 85 mm lens  1:1.8 Previous by/ featuring … Continue reading

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text by Lerato Dumse photos by Thekwane Bongi Mphisholo “I’m disappointed with men, instead of protecting women, we are the ones abusing them with our hands and taking advantage of them. Don’t forget us Dudu, because we loved you and … Continue reading

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2013 July 10: Chaotic memorial service for Duduzile

Texts by Kopano Sibeko and Lesego Tlhwale Photos by Zanele Muholi Duduzile is a Nguni name which means comfort. It is a pity that instead of the deceased family getting the support and comfort they needed from concerned citizens, the … Continue reading

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2013 July 5: Photos taken after Duduzile Zozo’s memorial

Related links 2013 July 5: Continuous war on black lesbian bodies and 2013 July 3: Another brutal murder of a lesbian and 2013 July 3: Another fucked up case

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