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Remembering Zoliswa Nkonyana, South African lesbian who was murdered on 4th of Feb 2006.

 Zoliswa Nkonyana, was murdered on the 4th February 2006 by a mob of 20 men.  5 years later her case has been postponed 25 times and still has not been resolved.   

So many lesbians have been raped and murdered but their stories barely become news worthy.   It’s ironic that in South Africa where LGBTI people have constitutional protection therefore can be regarded as being in a different space from for example Uganda. But the still the violence against Black lesbians and trans women continues to happen and to go unreported.   

Zoliswa will be remembered today in Khayelitsha, Cape Town by her family, friends and colleagues.