South African man’s right ear shot off by anti-gay attackers

April 12, 2013

A South African man has said he was brutally attacked and had a part of his right ear shot off just for being openly gay.

Lunga Voko, 23, said he had been out celebrating his birthday and was walking to a friend’s house at around 5.30pm, The South African Times reports.

A group of drunken men at a petrol station began swearing at him from a car and began hurling gay slurs at him for wearing shorts.