MODISE Gubevu from Khayelitsha doesn’t understand why Cape Town people go all the way to Durban just to see Zodwa Wabantu, when he’s just as capable of doing what Zodwa does – and more.
“People of Cape Town, you have your very own Modise Wabantu,” said the 26-year-old dancer. “I do not dress like other people because I am not like anyone else. There is only one fabulous Modise. I can entertain all day and all night long. I have what it takes to be a stage entertainer and socialite.”
Modise likes being the centre of attention. He said his boyfriend helped him with his style. “My fashion is currently inspired by festivities, lights and sexiness. I’m like a landmark because everywhere I go people just stop whatever they are doing and focus on me.”
Modise said parents who found it difficult to accept their kids’ sexuality must always remember that they gave birth to those kids.
“They must not think that their children’s dreams won’t come true because they’re gay. We are unique and special. We also belong to our communities and believe in the same God as everyone else,” said Modise.
He urged those who don’t understand the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community to at least tolerate them.
“We are not stepping on anyone’s toes. We are normal. The only difference is that we love people of the same sex as us,” he said.
Mxolisi Ntakani (35) said he didn’t have a problem with gay people as long as they stayed far away from him.