'Young people are afraid to come out of the closet because they may end up like Spha – dead'

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Sphamandla Khoza was murdered in what is being described as a hate crime.
Sphamandla Khoza was murdered in what is being described as a hate crime.
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When he didn't come home that evening, his grandmother wasn't worried. After all, he was out having fun with his friends, or so she thought. 

It wasn't until he didn't show up on Monday morning in time to prepare for work that she started to stress. A few hours later, they got news that no family ever wants to hear. 

Sphamandla Khoza (34) was found dead in a ditch. The Ntuzuma man was stabbed multiple times and his throat was slit, allegedly because of his sexuality. He was gay and had been out for a few years.

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