QueerLivesMatter welcomes arrest in Lonwabo Jack murder case

Lonwabo Jack was murdered on his birthday last weekend in Nyanga. A 17-year-old boy's been taken into custody in the Eerste River area.

FILE: Murdered 22-year-old Lonwabo Jack. Picture: Gay and Lesbian Association of South Africa/Supplied.

CAPE TOWN - Gay rights group QueerLivesMatter has welcomed the breakthrough in the investigation into a young man's murder in a suspected hate crime.

The organisation's Kamva Gwana: "We want to highlight that queerphobia and homophobia does not only affects our older generations but the taught intolerance that now rests in young people, turns these young people, the 17-year-old arrested in this case, into vicious murderers and criminals."

Lonwabo Jack was murdered on his birthday last weekend in Nyanga.

A 17-year-old boy's been taken into custody in the Eerste River area.

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