Victim(s), Age: Lesley Makuosa, 17

Location: Potchefstroom (Tlokwe), North West Province, South Africa
Promosa Township

Date of incident: August 6, 2016
Saturday (Saterdag)

Incident: Murdered

Method: Strangled

Reason for incident:: Being gay

Perpetrator(s), Age:: James David Shomolekae, 30

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Additional information
  • In August of 2017, Shomolekae was found guilty of murder and was sentenced to life in prison.
  • Although Shomolekae was found guilty, he claimed that he was framed because he had been a police informer but he quit doing that and that the police weren't happy with him for quitting.

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