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Man attacks lesbians in Gugulethu

2012-10-26 12:22

Cape Town - A group of young lesbians are still reeling from an attack in Gugulethu, Cape Town, which left two of them in hospital, the Cape Argus reported on Friday.

The group stopped at a petrol station on Sunday after leaving a gay-friendly club when a man charged towards the group without provocation and started punching one of them.

One of the women, 22, said the man looked "angry and energetic, as if he was on drugs".

"He punched her until she was down on the ground. He kicked her in the face until blood trickled down her forehead. He slapped, shoved and punched anyone who tried to intervene... he was so strong, we felt powerless."

According to the report, he shouted: "These fucking lesbians, we must beat them up until they stop."

The man eventually drove off in his car and the six women opened a case of assault at the Gugulethu police station.

Two of the women ended up in hospital, one of them a matric pupil who wrote an exam despite being injured.

The police were reportedly unable to comment.

Comments
  • rageltjie.koekemoer - 2012-10-26 12:27

    Idiot should be locked up forever.

      cameron.modisane - 2012-10-26 13:09

      It is really tough being gay in SA. The war continues against homosexuals in SA. We need to fight against such hatred from society. It is stories like this that compel us to be activists wherever we go. We cant sit back and watch while our sisters are being attacked for their sexuality. This really disgusts me… Hence we still need things like Gay March instead of “Gay Pride Party”. There is really nothing to celebrate when such is still occurring in our society. #SadForDayz!!!

      foc.us.10004 - 2012-10-26 14:17

      @Cammy. You really over dramatising this issue.... and stop moping and feel sorry for yourself. I sympathise with the negative issues around the acceptance of gays and the ocassional attack by idiots on them but you make it sound as if a gay person cannot dare going out on the streets for the fear of being attacked .... drop the drama and stop feeling sorry for yourself...

      cameron.modisane - 2012-10-26 14:26

      Excuse me what do you mean I am over dramatizing the issue? Homosexuals are under attack in SA. Noxolo Nogwaza was 24 when her body was found last year in an alley behind a store in Kwa-Thema, near Springs. She was raped, stoned and stabbed in the East Rand Township that is notoriously linked to corrective rape and murder. Kwa-Thema is the same township where the body of celebrated female soccer star and Banana player, Eudy Simelane, was found in April 2008. Simelane was gang-raped, beaten and stabbed 25 times before being disposed of in a ditch. What more do you wanna see? Do you wanna see more dead bodies?

      foc.us.10004 - 2012-10-26 14:33

      @Cammy ... have you seen how many straight people have been murdered raped and killed lately .....

      cameron.modisane - 2012-10-26 15:21

      Are those people killed for being straight?

  • hermann.hanekom - 2012-10-26 12:29

    Is solving differences by means of violence a genetic defect?

      jj.jeno.1 - 2012-10-26 12:50

      That insinuation is unnecessary...

      cameron.modisane - 2012-10-26 13:08

      Herman you are a genetic defect you fool. There is no cure of stupidity. I pity you.

      Steven - 2012-10-26 13:26

      No Hermann, but stupidity is hereditary . So its fine, we forgive you, its not your fault mate.

  • Steven - 2012-10-26 12:34

    Name, shame and arrest the bigot.

  • Andrea - 2012-10-26 12:35

    Clearly a lot of anger and hatred for lesbians.

      ophelia.louw - 2012-10-26 13:08

      maybe his wife left him for another woman, he needs serious help, arrest him already

      kala.bafazi - 2012-10-26 15:30

      He just doesn't have the balls to fight a real man.

  • Desilusionada - 2012-10-26 12:38

    the six women opened a case of assault at the Gugulethu police station. The police were reportedly unable to comment. What The.......... They cannot even confirm that a case had been opened? That they are investigating? Just no comment. How beautifully chauvinistic.......

  • Lyndatjie - 2012-10-26 12:40

    Well then... let him loose... I then have the right to run to him and punch him and kick him and hit him until he lands in hospital for being the biggest bigot!

  • tamryn.peetz - 2012-10-26 12:43

    Ag shame think he's wife left him for a lesbian

  • jacqui.daanevanrensburg - 2012-10-26 12:49

    The police were unable to comment. What's new?.

  • mphogift.mukwevho - 2012-10-26 12:50

    c

  • Ntutu Dlova - 2012-10-26 12:56

    There were six of these ladies, why did nt u kill the SOB,

  • cameron.modisane - 2012-10-26 13:10

    The war continues against homosexuals in SA. We need to fight against such hatred from society. It is stories like this that compel us to be activists wherever we go. We cant sit back and watch while our sisters are being attacked for their sexuality. This really disgusts me… Hence we still need things like Gay March instead of “Gay Pride Party”. There is really nothing to celebrate when such is still occurring in our society. #SadForDayz!!!

  • phae.rayden - 2012-10-26 13:13

    Only one solution...castration.

  • warren.deeves - 2012-10-26 13:15

    Take him to a vet and have him put down!

  • PeterJJhb - 2012-10-26 13:20

    '' police unable to comment''... What a joke our police are. Find this guy and beat the crap out of him!

  • mnathisto - 2012-10-26 13:25

    who cares abt gays n lesbians mxm

      cameron.modisane - 2012-10-26 14:15

      Based on that comment you are no different from that man who attacked those innocent women. You bloody idiot fail to see that this is crime issue and matter of the law. You seem to think that crimes does not and will not affect you. You better pray long and hard that none of your family members your wife, sister, mother, aunt doesnt get attacked or even better yet raped by a group of men. This is SA it can happen any time, at any given day. When it doesnt happen may you remember those words that you just uttered. We will see how that feels like.

  • tebogo.newlett - 2012-10-26 14:28

    Not only am I sick to my stomach by this ordeal but I'm literally on the verge of actually vommiting!wat sick idiot raises a hand @ a female,no matter wat the sexuality of a person is,u don't raise ur hand @ em,especially if its a woman........I still say I just wish GOD would actually wipe each and every specie(s) that behave in this manner.\r\n\r\nIts time each and everyone of us stood up and actually firmly took measures against these rediculous attacks......I mean even if it means we have to fight fire with fire,let's do it.mxm

  • Bontle Mpho Motoma - 2012-10-26 14:30

    gosh I CARE evn though im not a lesbian stupid fool,ma ga mbambe lo'mfana »in julius malema's voice

  • teddy.beer.319 - 2012-10-26 14:58

    These are the chaps who were brought up on a diet of 'Scope Magazine' and who frowned upon Jockey underwear ads in their young age. Its like a generation which grew up in wartime. Warped brains, bigotry, waterlogged brain cells, and erectile dysfunction. Sort of expect that 'erection' from such a product.

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