Award-winning songstress, Simphiwe Dana has announced that she is marrying a woman.
The Ndiredi singer announced the news on Twitter, saying she was marrying well-known opera singer, Phumeza Matshikiza.
Simphiwe started by tweeting: “I’m gay”.
She followed with a series of tweets, which led to her announcing her marriage.
In one tweet, she said she knows Africa will block for her for her decision. However, she said she has never been happier.
“I know coming out means Africa will block me. But, after a lot of thinking, I’m ok with it. I’m marrying a woman, and I’ve never been happier,” she wrote.
She also posted Phumeza’s picture and wrote: “She’s coming home to me today. We are so happy.”
Her fans commented on the tweet and while some were attacking her, some were supporting her.
One tweep wrote: “The first mistake is thinking that we will block you. As an African, I’m disappointed on that because ‘WE ARE ONE’. But anyway, you’re human and you don’t have to feel bad for embracing who you are, congratulations on finding love. All the best.”
— Daily Sun