SABC1 Joins ‘Africa’s 1st Traditional Gay Wedding’ Frenzy – And About Time Too

(Pic.) Newlyweds Cameron Modisane and Thoba Sithole

(Pic.) Newlyweds Cameron Modisane and Thoba Sithole

Cameron Modisane and Thoba Calvin Sithole made international headlines after marrying in a traditional African ceremony in KZN last month.

Local reports on the ground-breaking wedding, including video inserts by eNews Channel Africa, expanded into world-wide coverage, and joining the frenzy will be SABC1 this Thursday.

The new couple have become internationally recognised and have received requests for interviews from countries including the USA, France, Germany and the Netherlands.

Even comedian Chelsea Handler, host of Chelsea Lately on E! Entertainment Television, along with her panelists; Jeff Wild, openly gay Ross Matthews, and lesbian Fortune Feimster, discussed the wedding on the show.

The couple has also been shooting documentaries with AMSHeR (African Men for Sexual Health and Rights) as well as for the Franco-German TV channel ARTE, which will be broadcast on 26 May. The European documentary is expected to be screened to the French parliament, which recently legalised same-sex marriage, to show how gay people live in other continents.

Let’s not bash Mzansi Magic, VUZU and other MNET channels yet, they are known for their late blooming tendencies. They might join the frenzy a bit later when everyone else has forgotten.

In preparation for International Day Against Homophobia which was on the 17th of May (yes, there is an international day against cruelty to flamingos), the newlyweds did an interview with Radio France International which was broadcast all over the world to French speaking nations, including African countries.

Sahara TV, which is based in the US also recently interviewed the couple about the wedding.
 
On the local front, SABC recently visited the real life Senzo & Jason at their home to shoot a documentary about their lives in which their family was also interviewed.

The 30 minute SABC documentary is part of the Cutting Edge investigative journalism programme and will be broadcast on Thursday 23 May at 21:30 on SABC 1.

** Source Mamba Online

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