Thishiwe Ziqubu reflects on coming out to her father


Johannesburg – As thousands celebrated their dads on Sunday for Father’s Day, actor Thishiwe Ziqubu shared her father was accepting of her when she came out.

She said her father said she didn’t need to explain herself or sexuality.

“When I tried to come out to my father he told me to shut up and passed me a drink. Like why [are] you explaining yourself, bro? I like you and I like your girlfriend so ngcela ungdluliseli idash [please pass me a dash]. So grateful for this guy. Mama left me in good hands,” she tweeted.

She said her experience with acceptance and opened from her father was proof that people have no excuse for being homophobic.

“You have no excuse for being homophobic- not your background, nothing. I never had to educate my father on nothing,” she tweeted.

Thishiwe has been a proud member of the LGBTQI+ community since her relationship with ex-partner Mandisa Nduna went public back in 2017.

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