Justice for Murdered Lesbian Soccer Star Will Have to Wait

South Africa’s Trial Postponed for Eudy Simelane’s Alleged Killers


“The case against four men accused of murdering Banyana Banyana player Eudy Simelane was postponed by the Delmas Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday. The case was put down for Thursday because defence counsel representing one of the accused asked for time to consult his client. Simelane was a prominent lesbian activist. Her body was found in a field at Kwa-Thema in April last year. She had allegedly been gang-raped and repeatedly stabbed. The four are facing charges of murder, robbery and rape.” [IOL]

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  • sal

    im shocked no one has responded so far.hmmm this story makes me sad and reminds me of so much things,none good…..

  • dgz

    i think it’s just that none of us can find the words.

  • sal

    @dgz: oh ok

  • Beverly

    They are crazy to live openly gay in a country with this much ignorance. It is evident that the police and the courts do not care what happens to these lesbians. I don’t agree with same sex relationships but to savage these women like this is beyond belief. They way they killed the soccor player stabbing her in the face like that shows the pure hatred they have for lesbians. This is not really just a few radical group of men, it is everyday males who feel that raping them will change them. This is terrifying!

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