Gender-based Violence activists and the LGBTIQ community in and around Carletonville on the West Rand will on Wednesday march to the scene where the body of a 20-year-old woman was found dumped.
Nongezi Mithani had been raped and murdered and her body was discovered in a veld two weeks ago.
LGBTIQ Co-ordinator for Carletonville, Charmaine Kgashane says they will march to the scene where they will hold a candle lit memorial in her honour.
Kgashane says they feel the police are not doing enough in prioritising GBV cases and those involving LGBTIQ community who have been victims.
She says, “We feel that government does not care about us. For instance, even after this case, after a week that the incident happened, the police never went back to the family. That is what frustrates us more.”
“ Why did the police not go back to the family, even though they were shown the perpetrator’s house? They went to the perpetrator’s house, they did not find anything. We know they are waiting for evidence but as human beings, they should have gone back there and communicated with them just to let them know that they are busy with the case,” Kgashane adds.
It’s alleged she was also raped before being killed.
Her family believes her murder was driven by homophobia as she was openly lesbian.
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