A South African gay couple is making headlines across the continent after they tied the knot in a traditional wedding.
Photos of the gay couple wearing matching traditional attire at their wedding has caught the attention of social media.
One of the couple, Sandile Fuba – a commercial lawyer in South Africa, announced their wedding on social media.
“I married my best friend last Friday,” Sandile Fuba tweeted.
Same-sex marriage in South Africa has been legal since the Civil Union Act, 2006 came into force on 30 November 2006.
South Africa is the fifth country in the world and the first in Africa to legalise same-sex marriage.
South Africa has come a long way to legalize same sex marriages. Homosexuality was a crime punishable by up to seven years in prison under the apartheid government.
Two years after gaining independence, the country’s black majority government under late Nelson Mandela became the first jurisdiction in the world to provide constitutional protection to LGBT people.
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