Gay Panic in South Africa (Part I)

On March 26th, 2013, the body of Nhlanhla Gasa, a politically connected, millionaire businessman, was spotted floating in the Tugela River on KwaZulu Natal’s north coast, and, not far away, his burnt-out Jaguar was discovered. He had lived a colourful life. Had his past caught up with him or was there any truth to the rumours that he led a secret gay lifestyle and his toy boy killed him? Continue reading

Deadly Friends

On 27th May 2008, Annicke Thofte and Danie Robbertze were found murdered in their flat in Durban, South Africa. Both had been shot in the head. What made matters worse was that their killer was known to them. That fateful Monday night, they had invited Gordon van Niekerk into their home, as they had done many times before, but what they didn’t know was that this time he was coming for more than just the wine. Continue reading