Zimbabwe: Mugabe Describes Cameron’s Threats On Gay Rights As ‘Madness’

British Prime Minister David Cameron is “mad” to suggest that aid to developing countries which ban homosexuality is to be cut, President Robert Mugabe said.

Ending bans on homosexuality was one of the recommendations of a highly-critical internal report into the future relevance of the Commonwealth – authored by experts from across the member nations including Britain’s ex-Foreign Secretary Malcolm Rifkind.
Speaking after the Commonwealth summit in October, Cameron said “British aid should have more strings attached”.

He added: “This is an issue where we are pushing for movement, we are prepared to put some money behind what we believe.

“Britain is one of the premier aid givers in the world. We want to see countries that receive our aid adhering to proper human rights.”

Cameron’s threats have already met with public resistance from the leaders of Nigeria, Ghana, Malawi and Uganda who accuse the British premier of meddling in their countries’ affairs.

Cameron’s call has found a receptive listener in Zimbabwean Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai, but his lone voice is drowned out by the millions of conservative Zimbabweans who say same sex relationships are evil.
And Mugabe, speaking in Harare last Friday, said Cameron was making “unholy demands”.

He added: “You heard Cameron saying all those countries that need help from Britain must accept gay rights. I said to myself: ‘This is madness!’
“I am happy that some countries have refused that package.”

Speaking in Shona to an audience of farmers at the launch of the Presidential Well-Wishers Special Agricultural Inputs Scheme, Mugabe said: “Kutoti murume naye naye mumu-bhedha. Iko kune mazirume akapusa kudaro anobvuma zvavo kuitwa vakadzi nezvimwe zvirume [What’s this, a man going after another man, right into his bed? But we also have men who are so foolish that they agree to be made wives by other men].
“Togowanda sei kana tadaro? [How are we going to reproduce if we all become gays?].”

Tsvangirai was roundly condemned after suggesting that a new constitution set to be completed by the end of the year must recognise gay rights. He has been backpedalling furiously since, now suggesting that he would defend whatever the people decide.

Source: New Zimbabwe

  1. Makar Dominic Orduen Reply

    wel, its unfortunate dat God people ar allowing d devil 2 tk control of their destiny by allowing such demonic thought such as GAY 2 stil b a topic of public discussion wen they ar aware dat d holy bible hs everly worn us of d end time. GOD knew 4rm on d onset y he made woman as a companion 2 man nd i dnt think those advocating 4 gay ar right in their senses.

  2. sidney Reply

    @Makar, your logic is as flawed as the logic used by Mugabe–Speaking in Shona to an audience of farmers at the launch of the Presidential Well-Wishers Special Agricultural Inputs Scheme, Mugabe said: “Kutoti murume naye naye mumu-bhedha. Iko kune mazirume akapusa kudaro anobvuma zvavo kuitwa vakadzi nezvimwe zvirume [What’s this, a man going after another man, right into his bed? But we also have men who are so foolish that they agree to be made wives by other men]. “Togowanda sei kana tadaro? [How are we going to reproduce if we all become gays?].”
    The flaw is he leads you to believe that all men will become gay because some are gay. Gays are five percent, the 95 percent will become gay, making it impossible to reproduce. Mugabe’s facts do not fit his lies. Your flaw is that your book is the only book and that book gives you the right to judge others. Your bible does not tell you to hate and kill others, does it? I would suggest you try giving up your blind tribalism and your dependence upon lies and misdirected conversations to clear your head…the world thinks very differently and you remain confused by what others tell you not what you know to be true. You should not get aid if you depend upon others that demand a higher standard of treatment of all human beings. Why should you not be mistreated in the same way you mistreat others. You see, the truth is in the end, everyone where you are losers in the game. they have no rights, you have no food. Fair exchange. Mugabe wins again the tribal group trickster routine.

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