A gay woman is dead after being raped and strangled in South Africa.
Gift Makau, 18, was found dead in Ventersdorp, a town in the north west province on Friday (15 August).
She had been raped and strangled with wire and a shoelace. A running hose had been forced into her mouth.
‘[Gift] had never been abused or heckled in the community,’ her cousin, Lucky Gaorongqe, told South Africa Times.
‘Her mother is not coping at all, but we're trying - and people have been supportive.’