TDoR 2018 / 2017 / November / 11 / Joan Thabeng

Joan Thabeng

11 Nov 2017
Mohlakeng, Gauteng (South Africa)

TDoR list ref: tgeu/11-Nov-2017/Joan Thabeng

Joan Thabeng
Joan Thabeng [photo:]

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”.

mambaonline, 28.11.2017

Report added: 1 Sep 2018. Last updated: 13 Jan 2021

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