3 February 2016

Nearly three years ago Nokuphila Kumalo, a sex worker, was beaten to death in Woodstock. The trial of artist Zwelethu Mthethwa, accused of the murder, beset with postponements from its start in 2013, was delayed again today for the second time this week… Throughout the trial, activists from the Sex Workers Education and Advocacy Taskforce (SWEAT), sometimes two or three, sometimes many more, have been a constant presence outside the court. Lesego Tlhwale, spokesperson for SWEAT, said reduced numbers of activists outside the court recently did not mean the organisation was losing hope. SWEAT would come out in force on key dates, she said.

Glynnis Benthan, a lobby officer at SWEAT who was outside the court this morning, said that last year she was there through rain and storms. “We want justice. This girl is a “no name” but we are here to say she is somebody,” said Benthan. Read full article: http://www.groundup.org.za/article/new-delay-sex-worker-murder-trial/


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