Another SA Lesbian Murdered

Another South African lesbian was raped and murdered last weekend.

Noxolo Nogwaza, a 24-year-old lesbian, was found dead in an alley in Kwa-Thema township near Springs, on Easter Sunday morning. It is alleged she was raped and murdered.

Ms Nogwaza was a member of the Ekurhuleni Pride Organising Committee (EPOC), the key LGBTI organisation in Kwa-Thema. The committee, along with the Coalition of African Lesbians (CAL) said that Ms Nogwaza’s face was so badly beaten that she was unrecognisable. Her body had been stabbed all over with glass shards and an empty bottle and used condom were also reportedly found in her genitals.

Victor Mukasa, project coordinator of the Human Rights Defenders Project at CALI, said: “I am so disturbed by this horrific action. It is the responsibility of the South African Government to protect all its citizens. Hate crimes against LGBT people in this country are on the rise and the government should come out openly against these actions.

“Protection of individuals who are vulnerable because of their sexual orientation and or gender identity is something provided for in the Constitution of South Africa and should be put in practice. As a regional advocacy organisation, CAL will work with EPOC and others to ensure that the perpetrators are brought to book.”

“EPOC is determined to get to the bottom of the Noxola case and push for justice. It was definitely a hate crime.”



Submit to DiggSubmit to FacebookSubmit to Google PlusSubmit to StumbleuponSubmit to TwitterSubmit to LinkedIn

Events & Parties

Whats happening Cape Town?
Whats happening Cape Town?

Events, parties and cultural happenings in Cape Town

Whats happening Gauteng?
Whats happening Gauteng?

Events, parties and cultural happenings in Gauteng

Whats happening Durban?
Whats happening Durban?

Events, parties and cultural happenings in Durban

In Money

SA Holiday Home Sales Increase
SA Holiday Home Sales Increase

South African Holiday Home sales are slowly improving

SA Re-thinks foreign land ownership laws
SA Re-thinks foreign land ownership laws

South Africa to limit foreign land ownership

R699 Car Scheme Busted
R699 Car Scheme Busted

South Africa's R699 car scheme is in big trouble

In WOMAN

When She Just Wants To Be Friends
When She Just Wants To Be Friends

What to do if someone you really like just want to be friends

Power Games In Lesbian Relationships
Power Games In Lesbian Relationships

A look at sexual power games in lesbian relationships

Online Movie Site For Lesbians
Online Movie Site For Lesbians

Queer women in cinema will soon be represented online

In Cars

Kyalami Racetrack Sold To Porche
Kyalami Racetrack Sold To Porche

South Africa's iconic race track now belongs to Porche

New BMW X4
New BMW X4

All you wanted to know about the New Luxury BMW X4

New Alfa Romeo 4C
New Alfa Romeo 4C

All you wanted to know about the New Alfa Romeo 4C

In Food

Savoury Beetroot Layer Bake
Savoury Beetroot Layer Bake

This lovely savoury bake makes a great winter supper

Vegan Tofu Croquettes
Vegan Tofu Croquettes

Fried vegan patties with a homemade cranberry sauce

Pork and fennel casserole
Pork and fennel casserole

A Mediterranean-flavoured casserole of pork, chorizo and fennel

Gay Relationships

Lets Talk About Sex
Lets Talk About Sex

Talking about sex is not polite. Or can it be?

Don't Be Afraid Of A Little Smooch
Don't Be Afraid Of A Little Smooch

Kissing can really enhance your sex life

The Compulsive Flirt
The Compulsive Flirt

We take a look at the compulsive flirt

Featured on...

QL GAYMES
Flipped Out
See how good your memory is.

QL PROPERTIES
Lydenburg - Mpumalanga
House for sale in Lydenburg

QL SHOP
Aramis Life
Aramis Life for men

Keep up to date with our weekly newsletter

Elsewhere on QL

Weekly Male: Andrea Driver
Weekly Male: Andrea Driver

Our male model of the week is hunky Italian, Andrea Driver

Visiting South Africa's Forgotten History
Visiting South Africa's Forgotten History

We visit the Western Cape's rich cultural heritage sites

Anti-Acne Treatment Warning
Anti-Acne Treatment Warning

Some popular acne treatments can cause severe reactions

That DRAG book is back
That DRAG book is back

A look At Christopher Logan's coffeetable book, d.r.a.g.

Durban's A great Tourist Destination
Durban's A great Tourist Destination

Durban features as a great destination on tv shows and online

South Africa's Only Ski-Resort
South Africa's Only Ski-Resort

We pay a visit to South Africa's only ski-resort

A Cute New Queer Star
A Cute New Queer Star

Out and proud Aussie vlogger Troy Silvan announced his first single.