The happy couple, Tshepo Cameron Modisane and Thoba Calvin Sithol,both 27, were welcomed by 200 guests in a ceremony that embraced Zulu and Tswana traditions.
Honouring the traditional status of the family, Tshepo commented,"The great step that we took in our relationship as a gay couple was introducing each other to our families. We are so blessed to have supportive families who care about us. Even though we are gay they still love us. Family is important to us and that is the number one reason why we want to have children," Thoba said. "We also want our children to grow up in an environment where they are loved greatly by both parents who appreciate them."
The relationship has become big news in KZN. A local newspaper celebrated the upcoming event as the area’s first legal gay marriage with a front page feature. Tshepo says that one of the reasons they’ve chosen to be so open is that they “hope to inspire people out there who are still struggling to come to terms with their sexuality.”
Lustralboy says: We wish Tshepo and Thoba a long and happy future together. May their union send a message of hope to other gays in those African nations more inclined to persecute than support gay relationships.
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