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Mugabe condemns gay 'filth'

2011-04-14 14:46

Harare - Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe on Thursday condemned gay "filth" in Europe, as he lambasted Western powers for maintaining their asset freeze and travel ban on him and his inner circle.

"We don't worry ourselves about the goings-on in Europe," he told thousands at the burial of deputy intelligence chief Menard Muzariri, who died on Monday.

"About the unnatural things happening there, where they turn man-to-man and woman-to-woman. We say, well, it's their country. If they want to call their country British Gaydom, it's up to them. That's not our culture. We condemn that filth.

"We get alarmed when these countries have the audacity to schedule us as an item to discuss in their parliament."

Homosexuality is illegal in the southern African country. While the Gays and Lesbians of Zimbabwe (Galz) association is allowed to operate, it suffers police harassment.

"We must unite in opposing and condemning the sanctions," he said.

"We must demonstrate that we are ready to defend our country and sacrifice our lives. The enemy will try by all means to destroy us, but if we are united, we are strong."

Mugabe and members of his inner circle were slapped with EU and US sanctions in 2002 following disputed presidential elections.

His call for unity comes in the wake of widening cracks in the power-sharing deal with Prime Morgan Tsvangirai, a political rival.

Zimbabwe is drafting a new constitution to pave the way for new elections, following disputed 2008 polls that led to the unity government, but the process was often marred by violence.

Last month, Tsvangirai threatened to pull out of the unity government following the arrest of his energy minister, Elton Mangoma.

Comments
  • Point Blank - 2011-04-14 15:03

    African leaders have no concept of equal rights...

      gertie - 2011-04-14 15:57

      What does Europe's freezing his assets have anything to do with their liberal view or his homophobic views? They froze his assets because of how he ruins Zimbabwean people's lives, etc. This man is delirious.

  • qtpi84 - 2011-04-14 15:03

    Mugabe you old geezer, you will burn in hell for eternity for what you are doing and saying!

      Kim - 2011-04-15 07:40

      @Emmanuel - have you ever studied Biology - specifically chromosomes? Guess what, neither did the men who wrote the Bible and that is why there is so much ignorance about gay people. It has absolutely nothing to do with Christianity but more with Mother Nature!! And you will burn in hell for eternity for judging other people. The Bible saya "Thou Shalt NOT Judge".

      Kim - 2011-04-15 07:41

      @Emmanuel - have you ever studied Biology - specifically chromosomes? Guess what, neither did the men who wrote the Bible and that is why there is so much ignorance about gay people. It has absolutely nothing to do with Christianity but more with Mother Nature!! And you will burn in hell for eternity for judging other people. The Bible saya "Thou Shalt NOT Judge".

      henok.nepembe - 2011-04-16 03:09

      he aint gonna burn...yo azz will burn in hell.

  • degenerate - 2011-04-14 15:04

    "...The enemy will try by all means to destroy us..." You are the one destroying your country. That makes you the enemy.

      henok.nepembe - 2011-04-16 03:10

      you realy dont know who the enemy is.....go back to school.

      sven.gohre - 2011-10-14 20:03

      Is it not ironic that history tells us that most of the most "Enlightened" civilizations of the past practised Homosexuality. In fact the architects of Democracy the Greeks, had their most Elite army made up of only homosexual members, the "Spartans". The problem with modern society is the fact that Christianity was the religion of choice of all the colonisers of the world and the reason that Polygamy and Sex have become taboo. Has anyone wondered why it is morally OK to expose our children to violence of all sorts, but try and protect them from sexual expression in any form? Sex and Sexuality is as natural as breathing, violence is something that destroys all of mankind. Then why is it perfectly normal to allow the perpetrators violence to be the Idols of the youth, but the naked body of a woman, or the visuals of two or more consenting adults having sex, something that is so vilified? Robert "The Murderer" Mugabe, is a man that has no moral compass and only uses rhetoric to maintain his hold on power. He is a man that should be taken to the Courts of Human Rights and charged with Genocide and the Destruction of a prosperous country.

  • qtpi84 - 2011-04-14 15:05

    Mugabe you old geezer, you will burn in hell for eternity for what you are doing and saying!

      henok.nepembe - 2011-04-16 03:11

      you the one wuz gonna burn...not our true veteran who cant be decieved by the western.

  • K_za - 2011-04-14 15:05

    Funny how he likes Malema?! I mean come on guys....the signs are there.

      Dave - 2011-04-14 15:17

      i think him and Malema played tidly winks while he was there. He's angry cause Malema is playing with Floyds tidly me winkles.

      K_za - 2011-04-14 15:28

      I was serious guys....really. He shows all the signs. Well groomed, no woman, no wife, no children, flamboyant. There is never a mention of a father figure and yet he shows contempt for woman. The other thing is outright hatred for gay people.

      Cuba12 - 2011-04-14 15:30

      The toy of them play "bouncy knee"

  • JMan - 2011-04-14 15:06

    Can someone get rid of this senile idiot already...

  • Mike or Mpho - 2011-04-14 15:09

    Because we or anyone in the world really care what this peanut thinks.

  • retry96 - 2011-04-14 15:10

    I think he might have a spot of syphillis>....

      daaivark - 2011-04-14 15:15

      No, you don't say.

  • Fortune Ngoni Mayebe - 2011-04-14 15:11

    mugabe was ounce a gay and he was the wife thus why he cries like that he knows what happening in gay bedrooms

  • Dave - 2011-04-14 15:13

    He probably mingles in a bit of sausage himself, seen as though his wife is eating someone elses. You can unite and be strong old man, but you assest abroad will stay frozen hehehehehe. You hate them so much when you take your stolen money out the country? this will be Julitakeitintheass oneday.

  • daaivark - 2011-04-14 15:13

    What the hell tolerating homosexuality has to do with sanctions only Bob knows.

      Baas-Julius - 2011-04-14 15:20

      He's running out of reasons in blaming the west for all his problems, now it's the gays fault.

  • daaivark - 2011-04-14 15:13

    What the hell tolerating homosexuality has to do with sanctions only Bob knows.

  • Harold - 2011-04-14 15:14

    Nah just carry on torturing and killing your own people - so much more moral that than same sex relationships. Is there no end to this fool's lunacy?

  • Harold - 2011-04-14 15:15

    Nah just carry on torturing and killing your own people - so much more moral that than same sex relationships. Is there no end to this fool's lunacy?

  • Dave - 2011-04-14 15:16

    He probably mingles in a bit of sausage himself, seen as though his wife is eating someone elses. You can unite and be strong old man, but you assest abroad will stay frozen hehehehehe. You hate them so much when you take your stolen money out the country? this will be Julitakeitintheass oneday.

      Nice Guy - 2011-04-14 16:04

      Well he's missing a ball so probably slides into some nice chocolate pit quite easy

  • Chillepeppa - 2011-04-14 15:25

    I like how some politicians politicize funerals nowadays. Didn't Zuma do that just last week as well? Way to respect a grieving family. Maybe if someone in my family dies, I will invite my political party of the month to come and do some campaigning as well, as I am sure this is actually what is happening...

      boepensmanvangraan - 2011-04-14 16:25

      Yeah African politicians just order a hit when they want to make a public statement

  • K_za - 2011-04-14 15:28

    I was serious guys....really. He shows all the signs. Well groomed, no woman, no wife, no children, flamboyant. There is never a mention of a father figure and yet he shows contempt for woman. The other thing is outright hatred for gay people.

  • Claude - 2011-04-14 15:33

    hahahahahaha, whats wrong ma boy, you canna get your way, the west has you taped you ignorrant old fart. aaaggghhh sshame, Robert is check mated..........bbbwwwaaahhhhhhhhh. PS - If you look in the mirror you barbarian, there is a little tuft of ass hair, now thats filth.

  • BryanJhb - 2011-04-14 15:36

    I recall that one of Zimbabwe's ex presidents (I think his name was Banana, excuse the pun) was gay?

  • BryanJhb - 2011-04-14 15:37

    I recall that one of Zimbabwe's ex presidents (I think his name was Banana, excuse the pun) was gay?

  • BryanJhb - 2011-04-14 15:37

    I recall that one of Zimbabwe's ex presidents (I think his name was Banana, excuse the pun) was gay?

  • BryanJhb - 2011-04-14 15:37

    I recall that one of Zimbabwe's ex presidents (I think his name was Banana, excuse the pun) was gay?

  • BryanJhb - 2011-04-14 15:37

    I recall that one of Zimbabwe's ex presidents (I think his name was Banana, excuse the pun) was gay?

  • BryanJhb - 2011-04-14 15:37

    I recall that one of Zimbabwe's ex presidents (I think his name was Banana, excuse the pun) was gay?

  • BryanJhb - 2011-04-14 15:39

    One of Zimbabwe's ex presidents (aptly named Banana, yes totally true) was gay

      Ian - 2012-01-29 16:50

      tell us again lol

  • CygnusX1 - 2011-04-14 15:49

    "His call for unity comes in the wake of widening cracks in the power-sharing deal with Prime Morgan Tsvangirai, a political rival". Ok, this explains why Bob is making sure this power deal does not work....he wants to see a wider and wider crack. Coming out of the closet Bob?? Give the man a.....banana!

  • tennilleg - 2011-04-14 15:55

    He must be rather upset about missing out on his regular shopping trips to Europe and other glitzy destinations, why would he want to go there if according to him it is nothing but a cesspool? Heaven knows what more could he want when he lives in his own little Utopia sponsored by his starving subjects.

  • KomboKitten - 2011-04-14 15:59

    LOL @ all the confused sad crap coming from this fools mouth. No wonder the poor Zimbabwe is suffering so badly. poor people.

  • Dr. No - 2011-04-14 16:10

    Power=paranoia, paranoia needs to be fed which in turn justifies the power. This is why the great architects of democracy insisted that people with the power should only serve a certain term. i.e. four or five years with a single re-election by popular majority. Black Africans have a history of serving under long reigning monarchs and as such the concept of limited time in power is foreign to them on a very cultural level not intellectual.

  • 50something - 2011-04-14 16:39

    "We must demonstrate that we are ready to defend our country and sacrifice our lives. The enemy will try by all means to destroy us, but if we are united, we are strong." Maybe it is time for him to sacrifice his live for his country's sake. How can you be united if half of your polulation is sitting in SA?

  • george - 2011-04-14 16:48

    About gays, Mugabe is right. Why do Europeans promote homosexuality as a human rights issue yet criminalize polygamy and Islamic scarfs for women. Hypocrites. They say that European culture does not allow for Islamic scarfs and polygamy yet allows for homosexuality. Well african culture also does not allow homosexuality.

      x - 2011-04-14 17:55

      That is not true. Africa has a long history of homosexual behaviour in various tribes. It only 'stopped' (i.e. went underground) when the Europeans started invading Africa in the early 20th century. Ironic, not?

      K_za - 2011-04-15 08:27

      Because gay people cannot help but be what they are. Do you really think that a person would choose to be ridiculed and tortured all their lives?

  • Skotepetoors - 2011-04-14 16:50

    Condemning gay "filth" in British Gaydom - I must agree on this one.

  • Skotepetoors - 2011-04-14 16:51

    Condemning gay "filth" in British Gaydom - I must agree on this one.

  • Foxilass - 2011-04-15 06:32

    Confusing - to say the least. If he hates Europe and the US - then WHY does he want sanctions lifted? Uhm ... ?

  • Karoogypsy - 2011-04-15 07:23

    I am sure if one just probe a bit there will be a 'story' about this BIG BABOON sodomizing young boys.......look what came out about Ghandi ! Mugabe have secrets and one of them is most probably his love for small boys. he he he .........

  • TamaraSays - 2011-04-15 08:27

    Uncle Bob, you win chop of the year. Make that the millenium. I'm not even going to justify this with anything clever.

  • Ngqabutho - 2011-04-15 08:35

    IF there ever is anything that i agree with Mugabe on is the issue of the Gay community we, Sodom and Gomora were destroyed because of such people, am african and my roots teach me to love and cherish my wife who is a woman not a man.God made man and woman not man and man.

      x - 2011-04-15 08:56

      If there is any group that I would expect would understand the discrimination and abuse levelled against gay people; I would imagine it would be black South Africans; who experienced similar levels of hatred during the apartheid government... but it appears not. Think about what life is like for other people before you make such statements. Did you like being opressed, beaten jailed and killed during apartheid? I think not? So why support this against another group of people? Seriously I have little hope for mankind at the moment.

  • The realist - 2011-04-15 10:34

    The man may be psychotic, but every once in a while he says something profoundly intelligent

  • bongscyb - 2011-04-18 14:53

    you go robert

  • bervenc - 2011-04-20 09:01

    Whoever supports the gay movement is totally not human.. this issue always gives me strength to raise my fist and support Mugabe,, no father would gladly allow his child to be gay. ITS NOT RIGHT. and this makes Mugabe RIGHT

  • Quintus - 2011-11-24 13:48

    Jason you stupid stupid man - Are you drunk LOL or high?!

  • Ian - 2012-01-29 16:47

    WHY DONT YOU JUST DIE YOU STINKING RACIST HOMOEPHOBE PIECE OF CRAP

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