Friday, June 25, 2021

Murder case of 22-year-old gay man, Lonwabo Jack postponed 2nd time

The murder case of 22-year-old gay man, Lonwabo Jack, has once again been postponed as investigations into his death continues.

Jack’s body, was found in Pula Road, Mau Mau settlement, in April, it was found with multiple stab wounds to the chest. He was last seen on the previous night out with friends for his birthday.

His murder sparked a lot of outrage and numerous marches in Nyanga within the community as it is also a suspected hate crime. A 17-year-old boy was charged with Jack’s murder which has for the second time been was postponed at the Athlone Magistrate’s Court on Thursday morning. Previously, Nyanga police station commander Vuyisile Ncata revealed that a bloodied knife that was allegedly used to kill Jack was found.

Spokesperson for the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) Eric Ntabazalila said that the matter was postponed to July 22 for further investigation.

by Everngelista Muza

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