GAY COUPLE TURNED AWAY FROM LODGE?
Mon, 1 September 2008
The Sowetan reports that a gay couple have apparently been turned away from a guesthouse because of their sexuality.
According to the newspaper, Lindani Mchunu and Lebogang Modise claim to have been refused a shared room by management of Dikolobe Guesthouse in Seabe village, northeast of Pretoria.
The men said that the incident happened on Wednesday night when they arrived tired and hungry at the guesthouse.
“We wanted to book as a couple and management told us they did not cater for gay people,” Modise said.
Dikolobe Guesthouse manager, Kenny Mochusi, denied that it had discriminated against the men and claimed that the room the couple wanted was already booked.
“They are just trying to make something out of nothing,” he said.