Sad Monday: First gay marriage in Africa crashes


The South African duo tied the knot in 2013. Thoba Sithole and Cameron Modisane are no longer together. Cameron released a statement yesterday. Here it is: “It is with great sadness and a heavy heart to inform you that the
internationally publicized marriage between me and Mr Thoba Sithole-Modisane has ceased to exist and we are no longer a going concern.


I have since filed for divorce and released him from his duties, responsibilities and privileges as my spouse. The first divorce summons was issued on 25 February 2015, and I have not seen him since 13 February 2015 and do not know his whereabouts. I have my reasons for ending the marriage relationship which I will not discuss as they are of a personal nature. Because of those reasons I have lost my love, affection and respect for him and decided that I will not be proceeding with the marriage relationship.


The marriage relationship has irretrievably broken down and there is no reasonable prospect of the restoration of a normal marriage relationship between us. I would like to put this chapter of my life behind me. I would like to thank my family, friends and everyone who has supported me throughout my relationship marriage over the past 2-3 years. I still strongly believe that marriage for homosexuals is important in the struggle against prejudice and hatred in our society.


Personally, I will continue to champion the struggle for equality and rights of the LGBTI (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersexed) community. There is nothing to suggest that same-sex couples are any less affected than are heterosexual ones by the emotional and material consequences of a rupture of their union.

Lastly, I wish to thank him for accepting my marriage proposal on 22 June 2012 and for the good times we spent together. I also wish him all the best with his life going forward and his future endeavours. “Thank you and God bless. Kind Regards, Mr T. C. Modisane….. Whatever happened to for better for worse? Divorce is jst so wrong n a huge sin. Get back together pls!!!!

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