Dancer, LGBTQI activist Kirvan Fortuin stabbed to death

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Dancer and LGBTQI activist Kirvan Fortuin has died. The Cape Town dancer was reportedly stabbed to death on Friday night in the Cape Flats.

The motive and further details around his death are still unclear.


Kirvan Fortuin ?#RIPKirvanFortuin

Oh Kirvan ? pic.twitter.com/HgJCA6ssoL

— Kgopolo (@PhilMphela) June 13, 2020

Fortuin’s death comes as the country is experiencing the brutal killings of women and children.

In March 2020, the South African National AIDS Council (Sanac) raised concerns about hate crimes against the LGBTIQ+ community.

The statement by Sanac was sparked by the death of a 23-year-old musician Lindokuhle Cele who was also stabbed to death.

Fans and friends on social media platforms have paid tribute to the dancer.

RIP: Choreographer, dancer and LGBTQI+ activist Kirvan Fortuin murdered

Fortuin was reportedly stabbed to death last night in the Cape Flats.

Fortuin was an activist who hosted CPT’s first Vogue Ball in observance of World AIDS Day last year #RIPKirvanFortuin #PhilReports pic.twitter.com/Og64yH7jTA

— Kgopolo (@PhilMphela) June 13, 2020

This country is hell for women & queer folks. Men are going to finish us all?? Rest Kirvan & soar to the other side???

— Declare State of Emergency against GBV & Femicide (@ButGodThough) June 13, 2020

What is happening in our country now we not even yet done with covid19 now it’s death after death ??

— IamPinkDiamond??? (@Mrs_Tshilumbu) June 13, 2020