A Lesbian Funeral

Date: April 4, 2014
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The Funeral of Maleshwane Hadebe was one of hate crime related incidents I had to solely cover in Heidelberg East of Johannesburg in September 2013.

Maleshwane commonly known as Hadebe was a bread winner at home was stabbed to death in her shack that she was renting with her girlfriend, who survived the brutal killing, which had a lot of speculations on her side.

The community of Ratanda did not sit down for this as they marched to the police station and demanded something be done about the brutal murder of one of their own.

With my photo essay it does not look at only the funeral but also the portrayal of women at funerals, gender roles in terms of the clothing lesbian women wear, butch lesbian dress in menâ € ™s clothing and femme lesbian wear feminine clothing, the poverty stricken communities within our society.

The togetherness or friendship that her colleagues and friends showed her till the end, by having t-shirts made with the late Maleshwaneâ € ™s face on it.

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