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Yesterday a KZN witness a marriage with a difference, a gay marriage.A place called Stanger in KZN welcomed umakoti omusha. The couple married in traditional style. Stanger is where Inkosi uShaka abuya khona.The couple looked jolly, excited and so in love. Bekuhle ukubona abantu abasemathandweni ngempela, hayi lendaba yodlala.
A white wedding is apparently on the cards later in the year. It promises to be an even bigger affair leyo. We can’t wait.
Mzansi is one of the few countries in Africa if not the world that allows freedom of all genders. Gays and Lesbians are free to be in Mzansi. However, there have been cases where they have been killed for being different. Incidences of corrective rape have been reported in the media.
These have caused such an embarrassment for a country that claims to be a democracy that upholds rights of everyone.
The crowd burst out in hallucinations and whistles when the couple shared a wet passionate kiss. The union was sealed.
Lamajita mabili have set a trend. Its anybody’s guess who the next gay couple to walk down the isle would be.
By all means and purposes the wedding was beautiful. A few cultural chauvinists had a thing or two to say about the wedding.
They claimed that it was an unAfrican ceremony. Some claimed that the ancestors did not preordain the union. But uthando luthando finis and klaar. Yinto yabantu ababili.
But the families of the two guys were ecstatic. They welcomed the two with open arms. Love won in the midst of jealousy.
We are now waiting to see one or two gay celebrities tying the knot. With such vibrant and outspoken gay celebrities it is a mystery why we haven’t had a celebrity gay marriage.
Every year Cape Town holds a gay pride parade where gay and lesbian people march side by side to raise awareness that they are also human beings and ought to be respected as such.
By Siphiwo Nkonki