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Disebo Makau’s handmade banner held high by activists

Disebo Makau’s handmade banner held high by activists.

Activist continue to chant songs of struggle during a heavy rain in front of the Ventersdorp Magistrates’s court

Activists continue to chant songs of struggle during a heavy rain in front of the Ventersdorp Magistratess Court

Gays and Lesbians of Rustenburg (GLOR) were alsopart of the groups that travelled to Ventersdorp in Solidarity with the Makau family.

Gays and Lesbians of Rustenburg (GLOR) were also part of the
groups that travelled to Ventersdorp in solidarity with the Makau family.

Gay Umbrella is a North West based Organization advocating for the LGBTI human rights in the province

Gay Umbrella is a North West based Organization advocating for the LGBTI human rights in the province.

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Women from the South African Council of Churches were also vibrant at court, in their church women, standing in solidarity with the LGBTI community

Women from the South African Council of Churches were also
vibrant at court, in their church women, standing in solidarity with the LGBTI community.

LGBTI group from Potchefstroom re-enacting Disebo’s death, exposing the realities lived by lesbian women, bringing tears to the family and community

LGBTI group from Potchefstroom re-enacting Disebo’s death,
exposing the realities lived by lesbian women, bringing tears to the family and community

“They will never kill us all” banner held up as the activist chant their songs of mourn and struggles

“They will never kill us all” banner held up as the activist chant their songs of mourn and struggles.

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Disebo Makau, a 24 year old lesbian’s lifeless body found half naked in her home

November 2015. On 15 August 2015, Makau’s lifeless body was discovered in a neighbour’s yard. She was found half naked, with a hose pipe forced down her throat and a wire around her neck. Iranti-org, a queer human rights and visual media organisation based in Johannesburg, together with North West LGBTI community-based organisations, organized mass actions in front of the Ventersdorp Magistrates Court. The mass actions were to raise awareness on issues faced by the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex (LGBTI) community. The community has to deal with murder threats, ‘corrective’ rapes and discrimination on all societal levels on a daily basis. Activists gathered from all over the North West province to support Makau’s family during this difficult time.