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The murder of Thapelo Makhutle

I am stunned, sickened.    23 year old Thapelo Makutle [Queen Bling] was murdered – beheaded in the early hours of  the 9th June 2012,  the second murder in less than a week. Neil Daniels, 36 body was found burned and mutilated on Monday 4th June.  In December last year, Jason Wessenaar , a 39-year-old activist and television presenter, was also murdered.Right now I cant find the words to write about these terrors.



I would like to share our loss pain and hurt with you, a member and volunteer of LEGBO NORTNERN CAPE and the NC NGO Coaltion in the Kuruman community in the John Taolo Gaetsiwe district was beheaded this past Sunday after a argument with his attackers on his sexuality and homosexulaity. They followed him to the place where he rented a room amd choped off his head (behead).

 The left his body under a blanket as if he was still asleep. Thapelo Makutle aged 23 was a support based volunteer and was well trained by LEGBO NORTHERN CAPE in partnership with the office of the NC NGO Coalition in Kuruman, He recently participated in the Kimberley Gay and Lesbian Festivals hosted by OUT IN AFRICA, he was a beauty queen known as Queen Bling well mannered and principled human being.

The office of the Director of LEGBO NORTHERN CAPE and the Provincial Coordniator of the NC NGO Coalition is meeting with LGBTI nad Civil Society on Wednesday the 13th June 2012 to plan a awareness campaign around this issue for this coming Friday the 15th June 2012.

Knowing it is shrot notice please support us in whatever form you can whether it be word of mouth, marketing, data bundles, pamphlets. poster, etc. we will appreciate even just a email of letters of support or on your websites support us in the press conferences and media covergae enev if you can support with transport from other regios to Kuruman, or a advert in the local media any from of support will be highly appreciated.

Please feel free to contact me on facebook. or on 073 626 3346, 081 255 3054, Charmaine van Den Heever 083 426 0244 , 053 712 3588 or supply us with Vodacomdata bundles on the number 079 961 0524 as we are on hand and standby to spread the word and market the event and funds are dried up.


We trust that you will come on board with this initiative.

Shaine Griqua



See Farmi Tracker for a list of 28 murders between April 2010 and February 2012