Welcome to the Episode 17 of Murder & Mayhem: South African True Crime.
About the episode:
In a country where gender rights have been legislated and same-sex marriage has been legal since 2006- making it the first African country to do so- here in South Africa we claim to have a constitutiion that protects against discrimination based on sexual orientation.
But the hate crime statistics and cases paint a different picture.
Although Cape Town is seen and recognized as a city that embraces all members of society no matter their orientation- just a 15 minute drive out of the city- everything changes.
Here, in Khayelitsha- being your true self is dangerous and sometimes deadly. It was the case for one woman- in the prime of her life with so much more living to do. Her life was tragically and violently ended- for no reason other than pure contempt and hatred.
For images, sources and real footage of the individuals and the case mentioned, please visit my Youtube Channel- Bella Monsoon where this case has been covered in video format HERE.
Mental Health Resources:
If you are feeling triggered by any of the content within this podcast please reach out and speak to someone. A full list of worldwide mental health channels is available on my website bellamonsoon.com but if you are in South Africa- you can contact SADAG on 0800 12 13 14.