Coceka Lubobo will be immortalised when the first community award in her honour will be bestowed on an "outstanding" resident of Orlando, Soweto, next month.
This and a proposal to name a landmark structure and an award for academic excellence after the last victim of a serial rapist and killer, was revealed yesterday at a memorial service at the DOCC Hall in Soweto.
The Greater Orlando community policing forum chairman Teddy Martins said Lubobo was a heroine deserving the highest honour. "We need to identify a place that will be named after her so that her name lives on forever," Martin said.
Lubobo died in hospital on November 11, three weeks after she was raped, her throat slit and left for dead at an open veld by self-confessed serial rapist and killer Dumisani Mthombeni.
She survived the attack and led the police to Mthombeni by giving them his description. Mthombeni later committed suicide by hanging himself while in custody.
He confessed before his death to raping and killing Lubobo, Zandile Manganyi, 12, Maduo Mafubedu, 17, and Nomsa Ngobeni, 19.