Skip to comments.Gay pageant winner beheaded
Posted on 06/13/2012 9:33:53 AM PDT by LibWhacker
Cape Town - A 23-year-old man from Kuruman, in the Northern Cape, was beheaded last Friday, allegedly because he was gay.
Thapelo Makutle was attacked at his place of work in the John Taolo Gaetsewe district on Friday, MambaOnline quoted the NGO Legbo Northern Cape as saying.
Makutle apparently got into an argument with two heterosexual men over his sexuality.
The attackers allegedly followed him to the room where he lived and cut his throat, decapitating him.
Makutle, who identified as both gay and transgender, was a volunteer for Legbo Northern Cape which provides support for LGBTI persons in rural communities.
He was recently crowned Miss Gay Kuruman and took part in the Kimberley Out In Africa Gay and Lesbian Festival.
"It's so sad. I can't describe the pain that we are feeling right now," Shaine Griqua, the Legbo Northern Cape director, told Mambaonline. "We have lost a young, talented, gay man who was open about who he was. The last few days have been like a dark cloud."
Griqua said that hate crimes were on the rise in the province. He said that a lesbian was recently attacked at a bar but chose not to press charges as she didnt want to involve her family.
Cosatu in the Northern Cape also condemned the killing and urged the provincial government to call a summit on hate crime.
Makutles funeral will be held on Saturday in Kuruman.
Aw shucks, guess this means no Gay Wedding Honeymoon trips to Cape Town, SA
Thanx for the heads up.
All of the ‘polite things’ have already been said. That said, I’ll just refrain from commenting.
Cue up Lou Reed’s “Walk On The Wild Side”...
No. You DID NOT do that.
beheaded or deheaded?
He gave good head.
Unless beheadings are a commonplace event in the North Cape area, I’d say there’s something missing from this story.
... that the attackers were in the ROP?
It also has one of the highest AIDS infection rates anywhere.
“The attackers allegedly followed him to the room where he lived and cut his throat, decapitating him.”
Well, I’d say the killers used a fairly large knife and that it took them a few moments to do the deed; a particularly gruesome, violent and bloody act. The article seems to understate things just a bit.
Since the article calls this a “hate crime”, I want to know if there is a Muslim population in the area?
Tell me they didn’t pass the head around at the funeral.
I wonder if the runner up is happy about taking the lead now, bye a head.
The headline says it all.
If that happened, it would make headline news.