South African lesbian community mourns another brutal township murder


By Melanie Nathan, April 26, 2013.

Screen Shot 2013-04-26 at 7.57.44 AMIn the very week when the South African LGBT community paid tribute in KwaThema to comrades fallen in violent homophobic attacks, and called for justice in the 2 year unsolved murder of Noxolo Nogwaza, another lesbian was murdered in Daveyton*, a nearby Township.

The body of Patricia Mashego, 36,  from Daveyton,  was found brutally beaten, near a school  and  there  are unconfirmed reports that  bricks and stones were found close to the body which may have bee used in  the attack. Cause of death has yet to be released.  And it is unknown if she was sexually assaulted.

According to sources Pat  Mashego had two children and worked as a sales person. Her funeral and memorial will take place in Daveyton Township on April 27.

Screen Shot 2013-04-26 at 8.01.44 AMAt the commemorative rally, police and authorities were called out for  failing to protect South Africans from homophobic…

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