The 39-year-old man, who allegedly murdered Anele Bhengu, is expected to appear before the uMbumbulu Magistrate’s Court, south of Durban, on Monday.
KwaZulu-Natal police arrested the man last week after tracking the suspect down in Port Shepstone.
Bhengu’s body was discovered a short distance from the home of a friend she had been visiting.
Her family is demanding justice. They believe she was killed because she was lesbian.
Bhengu’s murder has yet again raised the issue of violence against LGBTQI+ people in the province.
In April, Sphamandla Khoza was stabbed to death near his Ntuzuma home. Last year, well known LGBTQI+ activist Lindokuhle Cele was stabbed to death at a butchery in uMlazi.
Bhengu’s murder brings the killing of LGBTQI+ community members under the spotlight:
PIC CREDIT: Supplied: #sabcnews #sabckzn The man accused of killing openly Lesbian woman Anele Bhengu is expected to appear before the Mbumbulu magistrate court south of Durban. Bhengu’s body was found by a passersby with multiple stab wounds in KwaMakhutha. pic.twitter.com/Q0o0lPljJ5
— Nonkululeko Hlophe (@Leko3) June 21, 2021
Pic: Supplied. #sabcnews #sabckzn Family of the openly Lesbian woman, Anele Bhengu who was brutally killed in KwaMakhutha south of Durban is demanding justice. Bhengu’s body was found in a bush meters away from the home of the friend she was visiting. Community is angry. pic.twitter.com/YcYh27LeU4
— Nonkululeko Hlophe (@Leko3) June 15, 2021
#sapsKZN #SAPS Port Shepstone Tactical Response Team, Margate Detectives and the law enforcement agency arrested a suspect (39) at Mlahlandlini area at Gcilima in the South Coast for the murder of Anele Bhengu on 13 June 2021 in KwaMakhutha. NPhttps://t.co/8GRlGps50I pic.twitter.com/KT9oRJbrek
— SA Police Service 🇿🇦 (@SAPoliceService) June 17, 2021
— Newsbreak (@Newsbreak_Lotus) June 18, 2021
We’re past the half-way mark of this #Pride month and it’s heartbreaking to say but, we still have very no cause to celebrate.
In the past few days we have learned of the deaths of Anele Bhengu, Masixole Level and Lulama Mvandaba
It’s as heartbreaking as it is infuriating pic.twitter.com/zKDQrY9P5l
— Tutu Zondo (@tutuzondo) June 16, 2021