Killing sparks hate crime protest

May 16, 2011 20:45

The murder of a Durban woman has angered the gay and lesbian community, who are demanding government take hate crimes more seriously.

Nqobile Khumalo, 23, went missing on May 4 and her body was found in a shallow grave near her parents' home in KwaMashu's F-Section two days later, said police spokesman Lieutenant-Colonel Vincent Mdunge. A man has been arrested in connection with her murder and is in Westville Prison awaiting a bail application. Khumalo's funeral was held in KwaMashu on Saturday.