27/11/2013 | Pan Africa ILGA Regional Communications
| SOUTH AFRICA
The monster who was on the run for two years after raping and nearly killing a Gugulethu lesbian woman near Cape Town has finally been sent to jail.
On Tuesday, Andile Ngcoza was sentenced by Magistrate Melinda Retief to 22 years in prison for raping, beating and strangling Millicent Gaika, who survived the five hour April 2010 ordeal. >>>
South Africa is the first African country to openly support LGBTQ civil rights. In 2004 its Supreme Court ruled that the common-law definition of marriage included same-sex unions. And in 2005, South Africa’s Constitutional Court “made any inferior status imposed on same-sex partners unconstitutional.”nBut South Africa has a serious problem with its LGBTQ population, and especially with lesbians >>>