A man is expected to appear in the Umlazi Magistrate’s Court, south of Durban, on Monday in connection with the murder of up and coming musician Lindokuhle Cele. Police say the suspect stabbed Cele in an alleged homophobic attack in Umlazi K section.
The incident has gone viral on social media.
The justice system is yet to fail us how does a bunch of people watch while someone is being murdered for being themselves and yet they call themselves Christians homophobia is inhuman nje 😭😭 this ain’t fair #justice4lindo #no2homophobia pic.twitter.com/FvWTGjJB6x
— I am Gay So Am I Next ? 💭 (@kelow_C) February 9, 2020
LGBTI Lives matter✊🏳️🌈 Homosexuality is not inferior to heterosexuality… as much as you don’t choose to be hetero we don’t have a choice either. We are all human so stop playing God, live and let live…#justice4lindo pic.twitter.com/GiMZjPGuVH
— Sape (@SapeMSwartz) February 9, 2020
— Irvin Pooe🌈 (@Irvinpooe) February 8, 2020
I am so sorry that your community just stood there and watched as you were brutality stabbed and left all alone 😔 I can’t believe that I’ve had to loose my best friend so soon 💔 We love you and will do what we can to get justice for you.#justice4lindo #justice #no2homophobia pic.twitter.com/dTl2ECRuzT
— Moonlight_za (@moonlight_za) February 8, 2020
Police spokesperson Nqobile Gwala says Cele was rushed to Prince Mshiyeni Hospital where he succumbed to injuries.
“A case of murder has been open for investigation at Bhekithemba police station after an incident that took place on the 5th of February in the evening where a 23-year-old man was stabbed in K section Umlazi. He sustained stab wounds and the knife was stuck on his left eye. He was taken to hospital for medical attention where he was declared dead upon arrival. The 20-year-old suspect was arrested for murder and is due to appear at the Umlazi Magistrate’s Court.”