Gay marriage has been legal in South Africa since 2006, but this wedding marks the first traditional Zulu same sex marriage. I heard these guys on the radio this morning and was struck by their absolute calm acceptance of the social media storm they now find themselves in.
The gay couple who tied the knot in a traditional Zulu and Tswana wedding while dressed in traditional attire say they will not be fazed by the criticism being aimed at them by social network users and Zulu culture experts.
Thoba Sithole, a Zulu from KwaDukuza, and Tshepo Modisane, a Tswana from Johannesburg, tied the knot on Saturday in KwaDukuza with about 200 people, including family, friends, onlookers and the media in attendance.
Sithole and Modisane, both 27, defended their wedding and said there was nothing evil or untraditional about it.