Gay activist buried after beating

South Africa
April 27 - An East Rand family says for them, freedom exists only on paper. This morning they buried Patricia Mashego who was beaten to death, seemingly because was a lesbian. The activist’s body was found in Daveyton last weekend.

Johannesburg - The East Rand family of a woman who was beaten seemingly because she was lesbian, says freedom exists only on paper for them. 

Yesterday morning, Patricia Mashego who died after a brutal assault  was laid to rest.

The activist’s body was found in Daveyton last weekend, just hours after a community meeting to raise awareness of homophobic attacks.

The gay and lesbian community said a spike in hate crimes on the East Rand towards homosexual has been noted.

Watch: eNCA reporter Thabang Masanabo talks to the family of gar rights activist Patricia Mashego, after she was beaten to death, allegedly over her sexual orientation.

-eNCA

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