Slain LGBTQ activist murderer appears in court
The man accused of stabbing to death an LGBTQ activist and budding artist, Lindokuhle Cele in the streets of Umlazi showed no remorse as he made his first court appearance on Monday.
Members of the public, including Social Development MEC Nonhlanhla Khoza, filled the court benches on Monday. Khoza described the 30-year-old Mvuyisi Mabuti Moguda as emotionless or showing no remorse when he walked in the courtroom.
Moguda is set to apply for bail despite the State saying that it would oppose bail. The case has been adjourned to Monday the 17 February 2020, for a formal bail application.
The accused is facing charges of murder following the death of slain budding artist and LGBTQ activist, Lindokuhle Cele.
Cele was stabbed multiple times (three times in the spinal cord and once in the eye and the knife was left stuck in the eye) outside a local butchery in front of several people. He was rushed to hospital where he was declared dead on arrival.
Speaking outside court, Social Development MEC Nonhlanhla Khoza said it was sad that the accused did not show remorse for what he did. Khoza urged the people not to discriminate against people against their sexual orientation.
The MEC and other members of the community visited Cele’s home to pay their condolences to the family.