Lucia Naido, a young lesbian woman, was stabbed to death on the night of her birthday in March 2016 in Katlehong on Johannesburg’s East Rand. Despite witnesses who may have seen two suspects, no-one has been arrested.
The body of talented music student Bobby Motlatla was discovered in his flat in December 2015. He had been stabbed multiple times. No suspects have been arrested.
Phoebe Titus, a Western Cape transgender woman, was knifed to death by a 15-year-old youth in broad daylight in Wolseley in January 2016. The teen has been arrested but the man who allegedly handed the boy the knife that killed Phoebe has yet to be charged with anything.
David Olyne was bound with wire and then beaten, kicked, stomped on and set on fire in Ceres in March 2014. A man has been found guilty of the murder but his sentencing has been repeatedly postponed. Activists believe that others were involved in the killing and have gotten away with murder.