Singer Simphiwe Dana has dropped a massive bombshell when she revealed that she was gay, and was already planning to marry her partner Pumeza Matshikiza an international opera singer based in Berlin, Germany.
The mother of two revealed the news on her twitter account last night. The news was met with mixed reactions from twitter followers, with some applauding the singer for taking the bold move. But others were not impressed at all, and showed their disdain towards the singer for coming out as gay.
One such twitter user was Zaddy Bruh who wrote: “abo Simphiwe Dana can convert to homosexuality whenever they want, but gay people wanna tell us its natural and you born that way.”
But he was cautioned by another user who said: “no wonder most gay male musicians suffer in silence”.
It appears that Dana had also anticipated the backlash as she had also mentioned in one of her tweets that she might be blocked for coming out.
“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 have never been happier. I’m gay,” she tweeted after posting her lover’s picture.
This me. I’m gay pic.twitter.com/5UlbkzdIev
— #BamakoIsHere (@simphiwedana) November 5, 2020
Dana was formerly linked to businesswoman Lebo Keswa who is currently engaged to be married to Generations:The Legacy actress Letoya Makhene.
As she engaged with her fans, Simphiwe added that she is bisexual and that back in her Ndiredi days, she had no idea that she was bisexual.
Simphiwe went on to share a snap of a woman who has been identified as Pumeza Matshikiza, who she said was her partner and the woman she wanted to marry.
The bio on Pumeza's Instagram profile reveals that she's an international opera singer, who sings soprano and is South African but is based in Berlin.
“I’m marrying her. She’s coming home to me today. We are so happy,” Simphiwe captioned a snap of Pumeza on her TL.