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Gay people ‘are scared to walk the streets’: slain musician’s cousin

Family of Durban artist and gender activist Lindokuhle Cele share their pain after his brutal murder

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Cries of agony, coupled with church hymns, poured from the home of slain musician and gender activist Lindokuhle Cele on Monday, days after he was brutally knifed inside a meat shop in his hometown of Umlazi.

His cousin Minenhle Hlatshwayo and brother Luyanda Sithole are still reeling from 23-year-old Cele’s murder, which they believe was a “homophobic attack” on the young man who was popular in the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and intersex (LGBTQI) community.

“He loved to smoke weed and chill, he was so happy, always happy,” said Hlatshwayo...

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