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An activist for South Africa is calling for stronger punishment on perpetrators of hate crime following the murder of a young lesbian in the outskirts of Cape Town.
Activist Funeka Soldaat has asked the court to threat those responsible for the murder of 19-year-old Zoliswa Nkonyana with the harshest punishment possible.
Nine men are currently being trialed in Khayelitsha Magistrate’s Court for the murder of a 19-year-old girl back in 2006. The case has now been called back to court after it was postponed over 20 times previously.
Soldaat, reveals that she too is a previous victim of hate crime and feels it is totally unacceptable. She hopes that those who are to blame for the loss of the young 19-year-old.
According to Eye Witness news, she described her troubled past and “I’ve also like any lesbian experienced some of the hate crime. I was stabbed, I was also raped. At the end of the day I never let those things put me down.”
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