Tag Archives: Bereavement

2016 May 25: “The mood was tense”

by Leptie Phume I remember the 25th of May was on a Saturday then, the younger me was very excited that it will be my birthday the following day and mom will come. Well that is what I was told … Continue reading

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2014 Sept. 9: Song, dance and laughter followed by tears

by Lerato Dumse “Whose Streets, Our Streets!” was chanted by members of the LGBT community as they marched around the streets of Boipatong township in the Vaal on September 6. The marchers were ordered to stay clear of the pavement, … Continue reading

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2014 Sept. 8: Manku and her niece buried next to each other

Text by Lerato Dumse Photos by Kamo Petlele The joint funeral of lesbian activist Manku Maduwane (52) and her niece Monica Maduwane (36) was held at the Kwa-Thema Civic Hall on September 7. The two women passed away on September … Continue reading

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2014 Sept. 9: Eleven Triple One (11 – 111)

  My Country, South Africa, in 1976, racial segregation destroyed South Africa, and South Africans. Having to be striped of your own land. Be told that you have nothing. Why do they take if they say you have nothing? Why … Continue reading

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2014 Jan. 5: After tears for Muntu Masombuka’s

  Lesiba Mothibe reports, Lindeka Qampi took photos At 9pm I was already at home, tired from attending both the funeral and the after tears of Muntu Aubrey Masombuka. As I took off my high laced heels divaliciously. I realised … Continue reading

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2013 July 5: Continuous war on black lesbian bodies

On the 4th July 2013 the black lesbian youth of Ekurhuleni  took charge of their community as they organized an illegal march on the street of Thokoza, to protest against the ongoing trend of lesbian killings in their community. The group of … Continue reading

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2013 Feb. 12: Mo(u)rning in the morning

by Charmain Carrol To pay my last respect to my partner should s/he passes on? Would I be allowed to honour her life the way that any women would to her husband. Yes we are not married, love is not … Continue reading

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