11 Nov 2017
Mohlakeng, Gauteng (South Africa)
TDoR list ref: tgeu/11-Nov-2017/Joan Thabeng
Joan's body was found in the early hours of the morning several hours after receiving a call asking her to visit her boyfriend.
Her body had been dragged though the streets and dumped.
She was buried on 18th November, following a memorial service two days earlier attended by friends, family and LGBTI activists. A suspect has been identified but not yet arrested.
Joan studied at Roodepoort College and worked for the Department of Health. “She always said, ‘I am not gay, I am a woman’ and was always in the company of women wherever she was going, even for clubbing”.