- Mahlatse is a South African transgender woman
- She took to Twitter to celebrate after Home Affairs finally gave her a female name
- She said her next step is to apply for a new smart ID that reflects her new gender
A South African transgender woman is overjoyed after Home Affairs department finally granted her request for a female name.
Mahlatse took to Twitter to celebrate recently, Briefly.co.za gathered. She said she can now apply for a new smart ID card that reflects her new gender. She added:
Wow guys I’m so excited. Once my gender marker is fixed, my life will be so much simpler.
Mahlatse further said that moving around with a feminine photo on her ID and without masculine names on it will be much easier. She explained:
With my gender marker fixed I’ll be able to be stealth: I can choose not to disclose I’m trans. That freedom is going to be life changing. I can also travel.
In her Twitter bio, the Soweto-based Mahlatse describes herself as a "cute face, chubby waist, thick legs, in shape" woman.
She has also shared several photos of herself with long hair and dressed in women clothes.
Her Twitter followers congratulated her on the progress she has made regarding formal recognition of her gender orientation.
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