Homosexuality is illegal in Zimbabwe and Mugabe has in previous years made headlines after he told gay people to go to ‘hell’. Photo: Filed
Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has once again come to tell the West that his country will not accept homosexuality; speaking at the United Nations General Assembly in New York he said ‘We are not gays.’
Addressing what he called the ‘new’ human rights agenda being pushed by the West and referring specifically to the issue of homosexuality, Mugabe, who is also the current African Union (AU) chairman, said: ‘We reject attempts to prescribe new rights that are contrary to our values, norms, traditions and beliefs. We are not gays’.
Homosexuality is illegal in Zimbabwe and Mugabe has in previous years made headlines after he told gay people to go to ‘hell’. He also stated that those of homosexual orientation were lower than ‘pigs, goats and birds’.
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Mugabe told the summit that the upholding of human rights was an obligation of all states, but castigated the West for giving themselves more power over other countries. ‘We reject the politicization of this important issue and the application of double standards to victimize those who dare think and act independently of the self-appointed prefects of our time,’ Mugabe said.
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