Cogta spokesperson asked to explain himself following 'unfortunate' tweet over murdered gay men

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The story: The spokesperson for the Gauteng Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, Castro Ngobese, has been requested to write a formal letter explaining his tweet on the LGBTQI+ community.    

What happened: Ngobese retweeted an article titled: "Four gay men have been murdered in South Africa in less than a month." He then responded with a fist emoji, saying, "Aluta Continua [the struggle continues]." 

The reaction: Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs MEC Lebogang Maile released a statement on Thursday, saying following Ngobese's "unfortunate and inappropriate tweet", the department had taken steps to address the matter and "have requested that he writes a formal letter explaining himself".

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