Simphiwe Dana ‘comes out’ as gay: I know coming out means Africa will block me

Johannesburg – After being fearful of facing prejudice for years, musician Simphiwe Dana decided to finally live in her full truth and revealed that she’s part of the LGBTQI+ community.

The Ndiredi hitmaker took to her Twitter timeline to announce the news about her sexuality, saying that she’s been hiding it for too long and, even though she expects rejection from Africa, she’s decided she’s ok with that.

“I’ve been holding this in since forever. I’m gay.

“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 said.

As she is engaged with her fans, Dana told fans that she is bisexual and that back in her Ndiredi days, she had no idea that she was bisexual.

She went on to share a picture of a woman who has been identified as Pumeza Matshikiza, who she said was her partner and the woman she wanted to marry.

Pumeza’s Instagram bio reveals that she is an international opera singer who sings soprano and is South African but based in Berlin.

I’m marrying her. She’s coming home to me today. We are so happy,” Dana captioned the snap.

The usual trolls and the “men broke her heart and turned her into a lesbian” brigade obviously showed up.

However,other Twitter users showered Dana with love and applauded her for being brave enough to share her news.

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