Sabelo and Sbusiso Makhanya were the first gay Zulu couple to choose the surrogacy route back in 2014.
It was not an easy decision for the two as they came from very conservative families.
Their love story started out very simply. It was love at first sight in Maboneng, Johannesburg, when the two met during a night out.
"More drinks and more stares. So I went to the lavatory and he followed me and asked for my number. I didn't hesitate, and the rest, as they say, was history," Sabelo says.
Despite both coming from families rooted in deep Zulu traditions in KwaZulu-Natal, Sbusiso asked for Sabelo's hand in marriage.
Sbusiso's family didn't understand the relationship at first, but finally accepted Sabelo. However, the family wanted a child.
"I knew that I couldn't give him children. It was biologically impossible. I even proposed that he marry somebody else [a woman] who would bear him children, but he refused," Sabelo says.