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Gay pageant winner beheaded
News24 ^ | 6/13/12

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 didn’t 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.

Makutle’s funeral will be held on Saturday in Kuruman.


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KEYWORDS: africa; beheaded; beheading; homosexual; homosexualagenda; muslimworld; pageant; southafrica; whoops; winner
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1 posted on 06/13/2012 9:34:01 AM PDT by LibWhacker
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Aw shucks, guess this means no Gay Wedding Honeymoon trips to Cape Town, SA


2 posted on 06/13/2012 9:39:51 AM PDT by zerosix (native sunflower)
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To: LibWhacker

Thanx for the heads up.


3 posted on 06/13/2012 9:39:51 AM PDT by duckman (Go Newt...)
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To: LibWhacker

All of the ‘polite things’ have already been said. That said, I’ll just refrain from commenting.

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4 posted on 06/13/2012 9:44:22 AM PDT by carriage_hill (All libs & most dems think that life is just a sponge bath, with a happy ending.)
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To: LibWhacker

Cue up Lou Reed’s “Walk On The Wild Side”...


5 posted on 06/13/2012 9:44:48 AM PDT by SamAdams76
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To: duckman

No. You DID NOT do that.


6 posted on 06/13/2012 9:46:14 AM PDT by tgusa (gun control: deep breath, sight alignment, squeeze the trigger .......)
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To: LibWhacker

beheaded or deheaded?


7 posted on 06/13/2012 9:47:43 AM PDT by sanjuanbob (Festina Lente)
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To: LibWhacker
..a shame he wasn't a bit more "head-strong"...


8 posted on 06/13/2012 9:47:52 AM PDT by massmike (The choice is clear in November: Romney or Caligula!)
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To: duckman

He gave good head.


9 posted on 06/13/2012 9:47:57 AM PDT by kabar
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10 posted on 06/13/2012 9:49:44 AM PDT by Jeff Chandler (The Internet Never Forgets)
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To: LibWhacker

Unless beheadings are a commonplace event in the North Cape area, I’d say there’s something missing from this story.


11 posted on 06/13/2012 9:50:27 AM PDT by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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To: Charles Martel

... that the attackers were in the ROP?


12 posted on 06/13/2012 9:54:17 AM PDT by Triple (Socialism denies people the right to the fruits of their labor, and is as abhorrent as slavery)
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To: LibWhacker
For those of you that don't know Cape Town SA is the homosexual capitol of Africa, kind of like their San Francisco.

FWIW

It also has one of the highest AIDS infection rates anywhere.

13 posted on 06/13/2012 9:55:42 AM PDT by Gabrial (The nightmare will continue as long as the nightmare is in the White House)
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To: LibWhacker
Was this Obama's other son?
14 posted on 06/13/2012 9:59:41 AM PDT by Buffalo Bob
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“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?


15 posted on 06/13/2012 10:00:28 AM PDT by miele man
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To: LibWhacker

Which head?


16 posted on 06/13/2012 10:15:10 AM PDT by moovova (Michelle Obama is a community snacktivist.)
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To: kabar

Tell me they didn’t pass the head around at the funeral.


17 posted on 06/13/2012 10:21:30 AM PDT by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: LibWhacker

I wonder if the runner up is happy about taking the lead now, bye a head.


18 posted on 06/13/2012 10:23:05 AM PDT by b4its2late (A Liberal is a person who will give away everything he doesn't own.)
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To: LibWhacker

The headline says it all.


19 posted on 06/13/2012 10:31:51 AM PDT by ozzymandus
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To: ImJustAnotherOkie

If that happened, it would make headline news.


20 posted on 06/13/2012 10:35:19 AM PDT by kabar
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