Muhammad Buckus and Kyle Pillay legally tied the knot on Thursday at Home Affairs (Pic: Gay and Lesbian Network) Same-sex couple Muhammad Buckus and Kyle Pillay have finally tied the knot after a year of upsetting delays and excuses by the Department of Home Affairs in Richards Bay. They were joined by friends who came to witness their Civil Union marriage which was officiated by a Home Affairs marriage officer.
The couple have been together for about five years. They exchanged vows at a Hindu ceremony a year ago but wanted to make it legal through the department.
Buckus and Pillay were, however, repeatedly turned away by Home Affairs officials who offered an array of excuses. These included running out of marriage registration documents