SINGER Greatman, real name Tongai Gwaze, has married his sweetheart Silibaziso Masara amid a barrage of negative comments from some quarters.
He confirmed the marriage to the Daily News yesterday as the rumour mill ran wild with claims that the woman was after the singer’s money.
However, Greatman declared he would not heed the haters, saying love brought the couple together.
“I know a lot has been said about her character by some who have a belief that she has other intentions but honestly as unbelievable as it seems or as hilarious as some of you think it is, the indisputable fact is that what brought us together is unconditional love.
"So we're going to do everything within our power to try and turn a blind eye to all the negative comments and appreciate those who are supportive," he said in a statement.
He emphasised that disability does not mean inability and his condition does not make him any less a man.
“I want to be clear on one thing, my condition doesn’t make me useless, I’ve proven in most cases to be worthy of being called a human among humans so I take such negativity as nothing but discrimination. My wife loves me for who I am, not because of what I can do for her. I don’t mean to brag but there is true love out there,” he said.
“I’ve seen that some are investigating my se_xual issues which I find very disturbing and unnecessary. Anyway, I’m not going to waste my time explaining myself on that, as I said before, what other humans can do, Greatman can do so I’m sorry but what’s keeping us going is the power of love, hence they say love conquers everything,” he said.
He said he would not dwell on the past and is focusing on a bright future with his new wife. He was also uncomfortable to disclose the amount he paid as lobola.