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Gays debate spills into Parliament


MDC-T MP for Mkoba, Amos Chibaya on Tuesday threatened to get the Gays and Lesbians Association of Zimbabwe to expose Zanu PF bigwigs and supporters who were ‘closet homosexuals’.

Chibaya said this while contributing to a motion on condolences on the death of Retired Army General, Solomon Mujuru.

He told the House of Assembly that Mujuru was anti gay, but unlike other Zanu PF supporters did not continuously criticise other people because he knew some of his colleagues were gay.

“It is a fact that Zanu PF is the home for homosexuals because it is on record that (late) President Canaan Sodindo Banana who was in Zanu PF was a well known gay and he was incarcerated for sodomising people,” Chibaya said.

“There was no single day Mujuru got lost and started talking about gays yet in Zanu PF we have people who continuously preach anti-gay gospels, yet they are champions in practising it.”

The MP said the Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Act protects a person’s privacy, political affiliation and sexual orientation.

Chibaya said it was high time GALZ, which represents gays and lesbians in Zimbabwe named all known homosexuals including those in Zanu PF.

The motion on condolences over Mujuru’s death was concluded and adopted yesterday after the mover, Mwenezi East MP, Kudakwashe Bhasikiti moved for its adoption.

Meanwhile, Galz on Monday issued a statement disassociating itself from reports that it planned to expose Zanu PF politicians who had homosexual relations with its members.

Galz said it respected the rights of people’s privacy and it was against its policy to expose any individual’s sexual orientation.

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