The duo that made world headlines as the first ever African gay couple to tie the knot in a traditional wedding ceremony that caused a stir in South Africa and internationally in 2013, have gone their separate ways. All that love they once had for each other, has sadly, ended in a bitter divorce.
They had planned on having kids via surrogacy. Unfortunately, the couple’s bliss didn’t last long.
One half of the former love birds, released a statement about their separation via his Facebook page, 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. .
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.