South African Broadcasting Corporation: Special Assignment, 20 October 2011

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THE stories of several LGBTI Africans persecuted for being born LGBTI.

Zimbabwean refugee Tatenda Ngwaru believed she was a gay male, then became persuaded she was actually a transgender woman, then finally learned she is really intersex after fleeing to South Africa.

Ms Ngwaru has now returned to Zimbabwe where she faces homophobic persecution for being perceived as gay or transgender for simply having been born intersex.