Eudy Simelane – Black lesbian killed – march
THOROUGH INVESTIGATION, PROCECUTION AND SENTENSING OF ALL WHO VIOLATE THE RIGHTS TO FREE AND SAFE COMMUNITIES FOR ALL!
Wednesday, 10 September 2008
Ndaba Tree; Kwa-Thema Civic Centre Behind the Clinic @ 10h00
Act against hate crimes
The Lesbian and Gay Equality Project together with Kwa-Thema based community structures, social movements and the residents will hold a public march on September 10, 2008 from 10h00 to 14h00 to raise their voices against the delays in the court proceedings looking into the murder of Eudy Simelane.
The day after Freedom Day, 28 April 2008, Eudy Simelane, a woman, a lesbian, a national Banyana Banyana soccer player and activist was tragically killed in her KwaThema home township for who she was. She was killed because she is a lesbian. Her killing is an act of homophobia! Homophobia is the hatred and fear of lesbian and gay people. Her killing represents the violation of many basic human rights, as suffered by lesbians, gays, transgender people, people living with HIV/AIDS, women, girls, foreign national and others!
During the last three months the case has suffered delays attributed to three State agents: the Director of Public Prosecution, the SAPS and the Prosecutor. We demand a thorough investigation; raise concerns over the DPP in referring the matter to the High Court; and insist that the Prosecutor make efficient consultations with the other two agents.
JOIN US IN THE STRUGGLE FOR A FREE AND SAFE KWA-THEMA!
JOIN US AGAINST THE DELAY OF JUSTICE FOR EUDY AND ALL WHO HAVE FALLEN BECAUSE OF HATE CRIMES IN OUR COUNTRY!
MARCH WITH US!
For further information you can contact:
Pretty Makhanya Phumi Mtetwa
076 226 4795 072 795 9194
Posted on 10 September 2008, in Uncategorized and tagged African Women, Banyana Banyana, Black lesbians, Black women, Black women's activism, Eudy Simelane, homophobia, LGBTI, South Africa, South African crime, South African national football team. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.