The body of Ayanda Denge – a trans woman and an advocate for the rights of sex workers and trans people in the city – was found in her room on Sunday with stab wounds. Police spokesperson Noloyiso Rwexana said a case of murder was under investigation.
“The discovery of a body of a man in his thirties in a flat in Helen Bowden Building, Granger Bay, at about 7.52pm is under investigation with no arrests so far. Police detectives are following on leads.”
Denge was recently elected as a house leader at the building and was among hundreds of people who have occupied the building since 2017.
Mona Asher, another house leader, said: “We still do not know the events that led to this senseless killing. The police were called immediately. We can only hope that the police will be thorough in their investigations.