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OPW presenter Nomsa Buthelezi fears for her life

Nomsa Buthelezi-Shezi has opened up about how people’s inability to accept her and her wife Zandile Shezi-Buthelezi has affected her. The actress and presenter even says the security guard at their complex dislikes them for who they are.

She claims that security could let them face any sort of danger and not assist because they are lesbians.

Opening up to Isolezwe, Nomsa is grateful for the support of family and friends because the world hasn’t accepted them as yet. A year ago Nomsa Buthelezi a.k.a ‘Gomorrah Diva’ and her partner Zandile Shezi tied the knot in an intimate traditional ceremony.

Nomsa Buthelezi

“I do get a lot of hate from people everyday, but I don’t pay any attention to that. Others look at us as though we are not humans. Every single day we are faced with the same treatment even where we reside the securities do not like us, hence the feeling of unsafety. We are just grateful for our families to love and support,” Nomsa told the publication.

She then applauded the feather awards for shining the light on same-sex relationships saying people are encouraged to come out, as living a life that is not yours can be draining.

Nomsa Buthelezi

Nomsa Buthelezi and her wife Zandile are both nominated in the Cutest Couple Of The Year categories at the 12th annual Feather Awards.
We fully support this initiative as it is the perfect platform to shine the light on same-sex relationships. There are a lot of people who are still trapped in the closet because they fear losing their family members or friends. Living a lie is not going to help them.”

It was love at first sight for the couple despite having partners, the moment they laid eyes on each other they knew.

“We got married last year on 28 September. We met in Mpumalanga at Riah and Simphiwe’s wedding and it was my first gay wedding. When I saw Zandile, I told my makeup artist there’s my type. Then Zandile also noticed me. Then her best friend ran towards our bus and started greeting and kissing me on the cheek.

Nomsa Buthelezi

After the ceremony, Zandile asked us to join them for the reception. I went back to meet her and her friends. Sometimes I become sad because I’ve to leave my kids but I taught them to be strong. I was also going through things and I feel God knew what I wanted and I didn’t pay attention. Things happened like a miracle and my life changed. There was something different about her. “But I was also very scared because of past relationships,” said the presenter

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Source: Zalebs