Life in Gudele West for gays might not be the same after a gay was allegedly beaten and burned to death for being gay.

The gays community in the area are living in shadows and fear after Aquila David was beaten and burned to death by Charles Oscar for allegedly for being gay. 31-year-old Oscar claimed David had tried to perform oral sex on him. He admitted assaulting David but denied killing when he was arraigned in Juba High Court yesterday.

Many residence at Gudele have mix reaction toward homosexuality commonly called ‘Nyaw’ in Gudele.

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“One gay is too many” said anonymous source residing in Gudele when contacted by HIJ on his view on homosexuality

Deng Kur a residence in Gudele said ‘This homos I have no problem with them but its against God to sleep with a man like u”

Homosexuality in South Sudan is illegal and carries a penalty of up to ten years’ imprisonment.

Additional Info Via Juba Monitor