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South Africans Raise Funds for Woman Who Stabbed Daughter’s Rapist to Death

More than $4, 200, for legal and counseling fees, has been raised for #LionMama.

A woman in South Africa was charged for stabbing a man to death and injuring two others. This was after she caught the three men raping her 27-year-old daughter, News24 reports.


The Eastern Cape woman, who has been christened as #LionMama on Twitter, was arrested earlier this month and released on a R500 bail.

More than $4, 200, for legal and counseling fees, has been raised for #LionMama in a fund raising campaign that was started by Natalie Kendrick.

Attoney Buhle Tonisa also offered her services for free to represent the woman.

 

Read the full story on News24 and follow the hashtag #LionMama for more.

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South African Queer Activists Occupy Cape Town Mansion

A South African queer activist group has taken over a Cape Town mansion to protest lack of adequate housing and land rights in South Africa.

A queer activists group, under the name Coloured Mentality, has taken over a Cape Town mansion in a wealthy area of Camps Bay. The group consists of seven coloured, queer artists. According to EWN Coloured Mentality's actions are a form of protest to highlight the wealth inequality in South Africa, mostly inadequate housing and lack of land rights for Blacks.

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