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.
“Legbo Northern Cape which provides support for LGBTI persons”
I get the LGB and T but what’s the “I” for? In between?
He was really messed up in the head.
His last words to his lover as he left were “well, I’m heading out now”.
I’m sure it was some white South Africans that did this.
Where’s the official White House condemnation?
I think the "B" for bisexual covers that one. Perhaps it means "Inquisitive"? I've never seen it before.
“Perhaps it means “Inquisitive”? I’ve never seen it before.”
You may be right. I’ve seen them use “Q” for “questioning”. But, any way that you cut it, the whole bloody thing’s absurd.
No one deserves to be, beheaded. Period. Save those, who themselves’ perp such atrocities on another.
Sandusky should meet the same fate. There is more to the story then what is in print. Homo propaganda is not selling so well.
More info per 'google'. . .A few notes per one excerpt. (Which clearly, informs us, that like many other environments; being Gay in South Africa is more than just 'risky' behavior.)
(While he attended; Makutle didnt enter the pageant, as some media reports have suggested.)
South Africa guarantees the rights of LGBT people, though hate crimes are not uncommon. A lesbian in the Northern Province was recently stabbed in a bar, according the Legbo Northern Cape.
n Uganda, legislator David Bahati pressed for a measure to impose in the death penalty for homosexuality, but the bill was shelved following a storm of international criticism. He reintroduced the bill, which dropped the capital punishment clause>I> but increased the penalties for homosexuality, in February to applause from fellow legislators.
Traditionalists, led by the Congress of Traditional Leaders of South Africa, are campaigning to have the equal rights clause for LGBT people removed from the constitution.
In October 2010, a Ugandan newspaper published a list of dozens of gay people with photographs, under the heading Hang Them. Ugandan gay activist David Kato, among those who picture was published, was slain with a hammer several months later.
Now; am curious as to 'who' the Traditionalists are. . .another google; this, one; will do later.
We should encourage it, perhaps subsidize it with our most egregious militants.
Of course. Since according to the lamestream media propaganda: “Black and homosexual are the same thing”./sarc
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