Artist found guilty of sex worker’s murder

Groundup | Ashleigh Furlong:

Artist Zwelethu Mthethwa has been found guilty of the murder of Nokuphila Kumalo, a sex worker. Kumalo was murdered in the early hours of the morning on 14 April 2013 in Woodstock. Delivering her verdict, Deputy Judge President of the Western Cape High Court Patricia Goliath described on Thursday how Kumalo was kicked and stamped on, saying that forensic evidence showed that her liver was “virtually torn in half” and some of her ribs were fractured.

Delays have marked the marathon trial in the Western Cape High Court, which has featured the almost constant presence of activists from the Sex Workers Education and Advocacy Taskforce (SWEAT)… Read more

Image: Activists demonstrate outside the Western Cape High Court today where artist Zwelethu Mthethwa was found guilty of the murder of sex worker Nokuphila Kumalo. Photo: Ashleigh Furlong