Provided by Ndumiso Daluxolo Ngidi
- Grief, shock and anger has adopted the brutal homicide of Durban man Sphamandla Khoza.
- His cousin stated his physique had been dumped close to a college.
- An evening vigil and march was held to make sure justice for Khoza and the safety of the LGBTQI+ neighborhood.
There was shock, outrage and worry over the security of LGBTQI+ folks following the brutal homicide of KwaZulu-Natal man Sphamandla Khoza, who had apparently been bullied over being homosexual days earlier than he was killed.
“It’s heartbreaking,” his cousin Ndumiso Daluxolo Ngidi advised News24 on Friday.
Out of respect for Khoza’s grandmother, he stated he wished to talk to the household first earlier than releasing broader particulars, however stated the final time he had seen Khoza alive was on Sunday with associates in Ntuzuma.
They had been having enjoyable. The following factor, he was discovered useless close to the varsity.
A path of blood within the entrance of the home in Ntuzuma, Durban, the place he was final seen, added to the unfolding horror on Monday morning.
Nonetheless making an attempt to piece collectively what occurred, Ngidi stated apparently some folks within the neighbourhood had been bullying Khoza about his sexuality.
“He was overtly homosexual. All people knew he was homosexual. He had a companion,” he stated.
Ngidi stated Khoza’s companion was devastated.
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He wrote on his Fb web page that Khoza’s sneakers had been left outdoors the home the place he was final seen.
On Thursday evening, associates and neighbours led a solemn march, with the Satisfaction rainbow flag carried, decided to maintain the deal with getting justice for Khoza, and guaranteeing the security of the LGBTQI+ neighborhood.
KwaZulu-Natal police spokesperson Lieutenant Colonel Thembeka Mbele stated one individual had handed themselves over to police on Tuesday and had appeared in court docket on Thursday.
The case can be heard once more on Wednesday 14 April.
Khoza’s homicide introduced again painful recollections of Mvuyisi Noguda’s brutal assault on Lindokuhle Cele, who was stabbed repeatedly and left with a knife lodged in his eye, and the homicide of Nonhlanhla Kunene in Edendale, Pietermaritzburg.
Noguda was sentenced to 25 years imprisonment by the KwaZulu-Natal Excessive Courtroom in Durban on Tuesday for the homicide of Cele.
A Twitter marketing campaign #JusticeForSphamandla was additionally launched. Khoza is predicted to be laid to relaxation in a service in Ntuzuma F part on Sunday.
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