This Interracial Couple Speaks About Love After Apartheid. They had the normal white wedding and they also honoured the traditional practices of the groom’s culture in getting married.
The Mojapelos, Mpho and Cheryl Mojapelo, show people on the internet that they are over the moon for each other. The pair spoke about how privileged they are to be an interracial couple after the apartheid era. Mpho and Cheryl said that if they grew up in the apartheid era, they would have to hide their love for each other.
Mpho Mojapelo said: “…we would have to live separately, or maybe leave the country.” The two got married in 2015. They had the normal white wedding and they also honoured the traditional practices of the groom’s culture in getting married.
Even though interracial couples are currently welcomed in the South African law, people still do not understand interracial marriages. The couple always gets looked at when they go out. According to them it’s mostly because people are interested. The pair remembers when they were insulted by an old Caucasian pair.
The pair communicated in Afrikaans when they insulted the two lovers. The pair both schooled at Roodepoort, even though it wasn’t during the same year. The two started meeting at an event, that’s where they started getting to know each other and then they fell in love. When they started understanding that they have the same characteristics, they linked more. Cheryl says that the fact that they had similar characteristics made it more possible for both of them to like each other.
Cheryl said that she was scared of telling her parents about her and Mpho because she didn’t know how they will respond. The parents were behind her all the way, they also told her that race doesn’t matter.
by Alexandra Ramaite