The Khayelitsha community of Enkanini is in shock after a 16-year-old was stabbed 13 times to death in what was said to be a hate crime.
Liyabona Mabishi was stabbed many times on Saturday and died on the way to the local hospital.
The teenager was brutally killed supposedly because she was a lesbian.
I was broken after learning about Liyabona Mabishi’s murder, Gender rights activist Funeka Soldaat said.
The 16-year-old girl was stabbed to death while walking with her friend and gave in to her wounds before they got her to Khayelitsha Hospital.
The 18-year-old boy who was with the dead at the time of the incident was very disturbed, Soldaat said.
“To take a knife and stab someone 13 times that’s hatred. It’s unbelievable. You can’t stab a kid like that and say it’s not hating.”
She’d been told that five people had been arrested in connection with the attack, this has not yet been confirmed by the SAPS, Soldaat added.