Friday, August 18, 2017
The SABC3 Isidingo's Thabang character revealed to be gay: 'I want a guy with a good physique'.
The Isidingo character Thabang has just been matter-of-factly revealed to viewers of the SABC3 weekday soap to be gay, calling a friend on his cellphone saying "I want a guy with a good physique".
Played by actor Pholosa Mohlala in a temporary part as the son of one of the Horizon Deep miners, the character's friend Matlatla who've been trying to get him a girlfriend, as well as his dad, are not aware of his sexual orientation.
Matlatla has even suggested some magical "muti", thinking that Thabang has a problem with his "equipment" because he's too shy and "unable to handle the ladies" and got him a "concoction" that will "get your tools to work".
In Wednesday evening's Isidingo episode viewers however saw Thabang call a friend saying: "I want a guy with a good physique. Good physique, good looks and a mind to match. Someone I can have a proper conversation with."
It's not the first gay character on Isidingo but the first in this mining community setting.
The Endemol Shine Africa soap previously featured the first gay male kiss on a South African TV soap and also had the first same-sex wedding South African TV soap wedding.