A silent genocide: Activists angered after fourth LGBTQIA+ murder in 2 months

In the latest incident, a woman was killed in Khayelitsha last weekend.

The late Phelokazi Ndlwana. Picture: Gay and Lesbian Network/Twitter

CAPE TOWN - A silent genocide. That's how activists have labelled hate crimes against members of the LGBTQIA+ community.

In the latest incident, a woman was killed in Khayelitsha last weekend.

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Phelokazi Ndlwana was stabbed to death.

Police confirmed that a man was arrested for Ndlwana's murder.

This is the fourth homophobic attack in less than two months in South Africa.

Sphamandla Khoza was murdered in KwaZulu-Natal in March.

Just two weeks later, the body of Andile Ntuthela was found in a shallow grave in the backyard of the person accused of the killing.

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Last month, Lonwabo Jack was stabbed to death on his birthday in Cape Town.

The Gay and Lesbian Alliance of South Africa's Frank Gazu is outraged: β€œIt is mostly hate and discrimination, it also hate speech that is perpetuated by some of us on social media platforms.”

The #QueerLivesMatter movement has condemned the latest killing.

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