wenty one year-old Nontsikelelo Tyatyeka, who was openly-gay,
was reporting missing from her family home in Nyanga, Cape Town,
Last Friday, local police made the discovery - ending a year of
According to newspaper Daily Voice, police
spokesman Captain FC van Wyk said: "The decomposed body of a
21-year-old woman was found in a rubbish bin at Qumbu Street,
Mau-Mau, Nyanga on Friday. A murder case docket was opened.
"A 29-year-old male suspect was arrested
and will appear in the Athlone Magistrates' Court on a charge of
According to the victim's mother, Nombasa Tyatyeka, 50, the
suspect repeatedly inquired about her daughter's whereabouts.
"Just last week he asked me if my daughter has been found yet,"
The suspect's home has reportedly been destroyed since the arrest
and many locals have called for a zero-tolerance approach to
homophobic hate crimes.