- Sabelo and Sbusiso Makhanya are a gay Zulu couple
- They opted for surrogacy to have a child in 2014
- Their daughter is now 2 years old
A gay Zulu couple who were the first to opt for surrogacy back in 2014 have proudly shown off their two-year-old daughter.
Speaking to Sunday World, Sabelo and Sbusiso Makhanya said it was love at first sight when they met at a nightspot in Johannesburg.
When Sbusiso eventually asked Sabelo to marry him, his family didn't understand their relationship initially. Fortunately, the accepted it, Briefly.co.za learned.
However, the couple faced a challenge when Sbusiso's family insisted they wanted a child. Sabelo explained:
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 even suggested divorce, but Sbusiso insisted that they had to find a way together. They eventually learned about surrogacy and decided to try it out.
Although it was an expensive process that cost them over R650,000, they said it was worth it. Sabelo's best friend, Xolisile Shelembe, offered to be their surrogate.
The couple's daughter, Ndalo, was born in December 2015. They expressed pride and happiness at finally having a child:
She's literally the best thing that's ever happened to us.
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