‘Idols’ judge urges action over lesbian killing

Somizi Mhlongo Picture: Jackie Clausen

Idols judge Somizi Mhlongo delivered a stirring speech at a prayer service for a woman who had been killed in an apparent lesbian hate crime.

Mhlongo attended the service in Kroonstad on Sunday.

“In her honour we need to say enough is enough. Action needs to be taken,” Mhlongo told the congregation.

“You need to visit these streets‚ walk these streets‚ and say‚ ‘I am black. I am gay. I am lesbian’. The culprits must know that enough is enough. They must feel your anger.”

Uploading snippets of his passionate speech‚ Mhlongo explained that he was motivated to speak out after hearing how the woman was brutally raped and murdered because she was a lesbian.

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