The media’s petty-minded misgendering of Tiwonge continues, although this time I’ve chosen to edit the quoted text to reflect her womanhood.
In a dramatic twist of events […] Mr Steven Monjeza, has renounced his love for […] Tiwonge Chimbalanga and opted to marry a woman Ms Dorothy Gulo barely 10 days after being pardoned.
Mr Monjeza said he was no longer interested to be associated in what he called ‘gay trash’ accusing ‘hidden hands’ of engineering their marriage. He could not mention the names behind their engagement.
He said on the day of their engagement, he was drunk and he could not know what was going on claiming that he was offered to be taken outside the country as a token for the engagement.
“I have turned down an asylum offer, I would rather stay in Malawi with Dorothy,” he said. On the other hand Dorothy said she was in love with Mr Monjeza but said she was afraid of how [Tiwonge] Chimbalanga would react to the news.
[Tiwonge] Chimbalanga, from a secret location, said [she] was not disappointed saying there were many [men] in Malawi and outside who would marry [her].
I can only admire Tiwonge’s strength and dignity and hope she will soon be able to find her soulmate and put this whole traumatic six months behind her.
Previous related posts:
- Malawi: Steven Monjeza and Tiwonge Chimbalanga hold press conference (June 4, 2010)
- Malawi: Tiwonge Chimbalanga is reportedly missing (May 31, 2010)
- Malawi: Breaking news – Steven Monjeza and Tiwonge Chimbalanga pardoned (May 29, 2010)
- Actions to show support for Steven Monjeza and Tiwonge Chimbalanga (May 27, 2010)
- Malawi: Live at the witch trials (May 23, 2010)
- Malawi: Couple sentenced to 14 years in prison with hard labour for getting engaged (May 20, 2010)