While the debate on gay rights in world is gaining ground and importance by the hour with even the Pope coming out to say who is he to judge, Africa’s most unhinged president Mugabe minces no words where his mates fumble. While other presidents speak vaguely on the matter and others simply keep mute so as not to stir up muddy waters, Mugabe as usual says what is on his mind.
He will not have it. In fact, the Zimbabwean president has emphatically stated that he will behead homosexuals who dare to push their luck on Zimbabwean soil.
Mugabe has always expressed extreme displeasure on the subject and has often referred to homosexuality as unnatural and unacceptable. While addressing thousands of Zanu PF party faithfuls ahead of July 31st election, He said gay citizens are far worse than “pigs, goats and birds”. He said he will continue to criminalize homosexuality.
He said if we take two men who want to be homosexual and out them in a room for five years and they fail to come up with two children, we will chop of their heads. He also said he will raise the status of women and accused other African countries of adulterating our African culture just for aid.
Many people are beginning to fear that the leader may just be getting senile in his old age but as to the authenticity of his threats, we will just have to wait and hope.
More seriously and in my personal opinion, I wonder why Africa is wasting so much breathe on gay issues when we have more life-threatening economic and social issues. If you ask me, we cannot afford the luxury of sitting around the table discussing gay rights with such passion when our stomachs are not even full. Am I making sense?