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Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs Des Van Rooyen. Picture Credit: Gallo Images
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Amanda Ngudle

Amanda Ngudle

In what could have spelled Sodom and Gommorah for our local television, the queer drama After Nine was received with much absorption. For the first time, South Africans got the closest acquaintance to the abstruse lives of homosexuals who have to lead two lives out of sheer fear for their corporate and societal positions.

And although prolific actors like Aaron Moloisi, Lucky Khoza and Denvor Vraagom executed the most convincing craftsmanship, they would not commit to being gay. When quizzed about his sexual orientation Moloisi's response was neither here nor there, only saying that his imminent wedding in December will clear all doubt about his sexuality. Khoza said he was as straight as a ruler.

However, no drama has ever been juicier than the real tabloid story of former Safa Chief Operations Officer Albert Mokoena and his gay bride-to-be. To diffuse a smoking gun, Mokoena finally admitted "I'm gay, so what?" And it seems that all people wanted was this admission, to get back to their lives.

But for people like Lundi, the gospel crooner, it seems that the curiosity will never die. "How can we let it go, we are talking about a man who doesn't practice the ways of the Bible, yet he sings about the Lord's will," says a gossip writer.

And while the media takes the bullet for publishing stories fed to them by one party or another, one photographer named Zanele Muholi has done a fantastic job in capturing homosexuals.


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