Murder: Gay activist killed

2008-07-16 00:00

The Gay & Lesbian Network was yesterday mourning the death of one of its volunteers who was shot at his home in Estcourt on Monday evening.

Network director Anthony Waldhausen said: “We are shocked and devastated to hear of the death of Denton Mayaba … We understand that when he returned home a gunman shot him while he was getting out of his car.”

He said Mayaba was “very active in the Estcourt area [assisting us] in establishing a possible satellite”.

Waldhausen said Mayaba died on Tuesday morning of his injuries.

Police Captain Charmaine Struwig said Mayaba was shot four times — in the shoulder, twice in the chest and once in the face. She said the motive for his murder is still unclear.

“Mayaba was very passionate and dedicated within the network. We will miss him very much,” said Waldhausen.

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