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Solidarity with Lesbian Killing In South Africa
ILGA Statement on the murder of two South African Lesbians
09/08/2007
South Africa
Africa
 
August 8, 2007

August 8, 2007
The International Lesbian and Gay Association, ILGA, would like to join the South African lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex communities, to condemn the brutal killing of Sizakele Sigasa (34 years old) and Salome Masooa (23 years old) from a township in Johannesburg. On Sunday 8th July they were found murdered in a nearby field in Meadowlands.

Violence against lesbians, gays and any other human being is unacceptable. Linda Baumann, ILGA Board for Africa stated “We need to reject any form of violence against lesbians and gays in our African continent. They should have equal rights and treatment like any other citizen, and in case of threat they need to be protected by their State.”

Danilo da Silva added “this murder should not remain unpunished, too much violence is still being perpetrated against those people who have a different sexual orientation or gender identity”.

ILGA calls on the South African Police Services to investigate this murder in a fair and rigorous way.

ILGA calls on other State bodies and communities to support the families by working with the Police and the Prosecuting Authorities towards ensuring that the killers are being punished.

ILGA supports the anti-hate crime campaign that is being carried out by lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex organizations in South Africa.

ILGA wishes to express deepest condolences to the bereaved families and friends.




ILGA co-Secretary Generals
Rosanna-Flamer Caldera and Philipp Braun

ILGA Board representatives from Africa
Linda Baumann and Danilo da Silva

ILGA