35 year old Thami Kotlolo has recently written a open letter to the Premier of Gauteng David Makhura regarding the fruitless repeated commitment by Makhura to creating the LGBTIQ+ Desk in the Premiers office to promote and secure the equality of LGBTIQ+ people in the province. Kotlolo, who is popularly known as Thami Dish announced his plan to launch a LGBTIQ+ shelter in Johannesburg last year. He was recently seen touring Limpopo with the like of Bonnie Mbuli. The two were hiking, seen at the Phalaborwa/Kruger National Park and at the ekgalametse Nature Reserve.
Activist, philanthropist and entrepreneur Kotlolo is a powerhouse from Mamelodi, he is the founder of the Thami Dish Foundation and co-founder of the Feather Awards. In addition to the Feather Awards and its dialogue, Kotlolo and his foundation also hosted the first LGBTIQ+ Network Conference in 2018. He stands for the community and always strives to make it a safe space for them to engage and educate each other about sexuality and life choices.
In a scathing open letter to Makhura, Kotlolo said that since 2014, to date, “nothing has happened.” He added how LGBTIQ+ people continue to be killed and attacked in hate crimes around the country and said that the province and the government have done little to secure their safety or to provide safe spaces and opportunities for them. #ladi_jaja?
Article By: Thuli Galane.