Gays are ‘rotten’, says Zulu king

2012-01-23 09:50

Zulu monarch King Goodwill Zwelithini has reportedly criticised people who engage in same sex relationships, labelling them as “rotten”.

“Traditionally, there were no people who engaged in same sex relationships. There was nothing like that and if you do it, you must know that you are rotten,” he was quoted in The Times newspaper.

“I don’t care how you feel about it. If you do it, you must know that it is wrong and you are rotten. Same sex is not acceptable.”

He was speaking at Nquthu in northern KwaZulu-Natal during the 133rd commemoration of the Battle of Isandlwana, which the Zulu regiments won.

Yesterday, Zwelithini shared the stage with President Jacob Zuma, who was criticised in 2006 for homophobic statements he made then at a Heritage Day celebration.

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