21 year Old Girl Mutilated, molested and Beaten to death for Being a Lesbian

14 Jan

On Wednesday, January 13, LGBTI
members took to the street to protest
the senseless killing of Pasca. 21-year-old
openly gay Matshidiso Pasca Melamu was
brutally beaten and mutilated; a
gruesome murder which has left her
family, cops and the Lesbian, Gay,
Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex
(LGBTI) community reeling in shock.
Pasca died before she could find out that
she had passed her matric exam. Holding
Pasca’s statement of results and a framed
portrait, her mum Betty, 38 said she was
devastated by the loss of her child.
The LGBTI members, joined by several
political groups, took to the streets of
Evaton, south of Joburg. The march
started at the local filling station just a
few metres away from Pasca’s home.
They wanted to raise awareness and
demand the immediate arrest of her
Vaal LGBTI spokeswoman Kegomodicoe
Mocoancoeng said Pasca’s murder was a
hate crime which should embarrass the
areas and the nation as a whole. ” It was
a brutal murder because she was
molested, mutilated and her body was
also burned. This a clear indication
that some members of society are not
willing to accept us and yet they know
of our existence. We want to see
change because Pasca’s killers are still
roaming the streets, ” she said. Betty
said Pasca left home on 16 December and
never came back.
“Four days later, we heard rumours
about a girl who had been found
murdered in Lakeside,” she said The
family called a local radio station where
they were given a description of the dead
woman. “We were told a girl with a tattoo
on her leg and a gold tooth had been
killed.We immediately knew it was our
Pasca. We still can’t believe she’s gone.
Who could do such a horrible thing to my
child?” the heartbroken mother asked.

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