Last week, a promising musician was brutally murdered in a homophobic crime in uMlazi.
It is believed that 23-year-old Lindokuhle Cele was killed at a butchery for allegedly being gay.
Cele was stabbed several times while the community watched.
The alleged killer was arrested the next day will appear in court for a bail hearing on 17 February.
Bongani Bingwa chats to the deceased's aunt Nombuso Cele and LGBTI Forum spokesperson Mpho Buntse to weigh in on the matter.
We are trying but Londokuhle's death is difficult for us, we cannot cope. Lindokuhle went to a butchery to buy meat, while he was waiting, this guy came and took a knife and started stabbing him continuously.— Nombuso Cele, Lindokuhle's aunt
She says there were people watching the incident happen and the perpetrator continued to stab Cele until the knife got stuck in Cele's eye.
We want to plead to South Africans that they need to accept people as they are. People have the right to live life the way they want to as long as they are not interfering with other people.— Nombuso Cele, Lindokuhle's aunt
Buntse says the Cele family needs to know that the LGBTI community stands with them during this difficult time and the forum will ensure that justice is served.
Listen below to the full conversation: