Gay rights: Mugabe calls British PM satanic

2011-11-24 12:54

Harare - Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe has called British Prime Minister David Cameron "satanic" for considering withholding aid from countries that do not respect gay rights, state media said on Thursday.

"It becomes worse and satanic when you get a prime minister like Cameron saying countries that want British aid should accept homosexuality," Mugabe said in a speech on Wednesday in the mining town of Shurugwi, 300km south of Harare.

"To come with that diabolic suggestion to our people is a stupid offer," he said, according to the state-run Herald newspaper.

At the end of the Commonwealth summit in October, Cameron said that countries receiving British aid should respect human rights, including gay rights.

The issue has re-emerged as Zimbabwe drafts a new constitution, with debate on whether to follow neighbouring South Africa's model and include gay rights in the charter.

Mugabe has for decades ranted against homosexuality, and in his latest speech again threatened to punish gay Zimbabweans.

"Do not get tempted into that [homosexuality]. You are young people. If you go that direction, we will punish you severely," Mugabe said

"It is condemned by nature. It is condemned by insects and that is why I have said they are worse than pigs and dogs," he said, according to The Herald.

Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai, who formed a unity government with Mugabe in 2009, has said that he supports gay rights but that gays should "do their things in private".

More recently he said that the people of Zimbabwe will decide what they want in their constitution, which will clear the way for new elections.

The constitution process is running more than a year behind schedule, with a referendum on the charter expected only next year.

  • Bryan - 2011-11-24 13:00

    Eish.., Bob the knob..!!!

      JustMe - 2011-11-24 13:11

      Hahaha! It's about time we see some humor on news24!

      DavidCoetzee - 2011-11-24 13:25

      Actually this is the one time i do agree with mad bob. who does cameron think he is in this regard?

      Alan - 2011-11-24 13:37

      Well DavidCoetzee, he can leave it. No skin off Britain's nose.

      Colin - 2011-11-24 13:39

      who does bob think he is that anyone owes them aid, i say stop all aid to africa until they start behaving

      colin.dovey - 2011-11-24 13:46

      A case of "The pot calling the kettle black?"

      Jameel - 2011-11-24 14:23

      Thats a good idea Collin but then what happens to all the helpless women and children that have allready been forsaken...

      cameronrh1 - 2011-11-24 14:33

      This idiot Bob constantly cries foul when it comes to the western world but is the first one to moan when his gravy train is about to get cut, by the western world he so "loves".

  • Kraken - 2011-11-24 13:01

    this is malema in 10 years

      Carlo Hayes - 2011-11-24 13:12

      5 years!

      zmbova - 2011-11-24 14:54

      Why does everything have to be about Malema?

      Deon - 2011-11-24 15:26

      27 years if we are lucky (fresh from jail)

  • Michelle - 2011-11-24 13:03

    Who gives a f**( what he thinks!! So being gay is evil but killing your own and starving them is just dandy. Catch a wake up Mugabe!!!!

      SamuraiMama - 2011-11-24 13:34

      If we're satanic, he's demonic...

      Kyle.S.Creamer - 2011-11-24 14:17

      Gay is evil? You're a twit aren't you? It's just their preference you cavewoman.

      Fred - 2011-11-24 14:36

      Hello Kyle Look at the votes and see what others think of you. Are you one of the brain addled religious types that selectively reads the bible and belongs the the world's oldest all-male celibate feudal oligarchy?

      ianmichaelcalder - 2011-11-24 14:50

      Whiskeyjack - Calling people "cavewoman", when you aren't intelligent enough to string together that her statement is in reference to what he said and the irony therein, and clearly not her condemning being gay, is pretty bloody stupid.

  • clifford.pike1 - 2011-11-24 13:04

    this guy is unreal. Where's the navy seals now, when we really need them?

  • Active - 2011-11-24 13:04

    Bob must maybe concentrate on the millions that is going to starve until the next batch of maize is available.

  • jody.beggs - 2011-11-24 13:06

    Just retire Bob , you'r getting senile , you old fart ? Damn Mugabe , save Africa !

      Priyal - 2011-11-24 13:18

      'getting'?.....already senile more like it and the Syphilis is flaring up again

      jody.beggs - 2011-11-24 15:42

      @Priyal lol, made my day ! Damn any Racist , anti-human Governments , save The Freedom of choice !

  • Lorenzo - 2011-11-24 13:07

    World's biggest hypocrite .. WOW!!

  • StarStruck - 2011-11-24 13:09

    Morgan is the only voice of reason in Zim. He accepts that the fate of Zim depends on the aid from rich coutries. Bob is just a bitter old man and his people are dying because of it. I feel for Zim I realy do.

  • andynct - 2011-11-24 13:09

    Mugabe is obsessed with homosexuality. Wonder why? Is that why Grace always is away shopping?

      lynch - 2011-11-24 13:52

      No Morgan is a sellout, he is not to be trusted.

  • jamesbond - 2011-11-24 13:11

    is the old senile screwball still alive???

      lynch - 2011-11-24 13:53

      So what, human beings are not animals!

      lara.vanrooyen.1 - 2012-07-06 18:18

      Yes lynch. Animals are way better than human beings.

  • Grim - 2011-11-24 13:12

    Hey Bob have you ever researched pelicans by chance..? there are also a few other animals that practice homosexuality.. Then hae you ever heard of the pink power or the pink pound.. funny that as they are actually fairly well off. Dumb nut

      cameronrh1 - 2011-11-24 13:35

      Actually there are over 1500species of animals that practice homosexual tendencies.

      Johnny - 2011-11-24 14:16

      @cameronrh1 - please name them ! (LOL)

      cameronrh1 - 2011-11-24 14:25

      @Johnny here you go twat.

      Johnny - 2011-11-24 14:32

      @cameronrh1 - don't be so uptight... just kidding man.

  • Grim - 2011-11-24 13:13

    The way SA will be with that Male..someone who wants to run things to the ground. This is SA in 5 years.

  • Carlo Hayes - 2011-11-24 13:13

    He is not the animal to speak about animals!

  • Maverick82 - 2011-11-24 13:20

    "It is condemned by nature. It is condemned by insects and that is why I have said they are worse than pigs and dogs," Confirmed the man is not a Christian ! If he was then he would have said that it is condemed by God....Who's satanic now you all bag ?!?

      Heiku - 2011-11-24 13:25

      So failing to mention God makes you a satanist... you're no better than bob. Thank god you don't have a pedestal.

  • Frik - 2011-11-24 13:21

    Bob is getting old..... doesn't he get it!!! What did he think was going to happen after all the land claims from the British...

  • procold2 - 2011-11-24 13:28

    howzit mad bob, you wont get aid, not because of the gay rights violation but becuase of the human right violations,the syphalis has eaten your brain away and now you getting senile aswell, you way past your sell by date of by about 20yrs you stupid pr#ck.

  • Karmah - 2011-11-24 13:30

    Maybe you shouldn't have F'd up your country in the first place by killing all your farmers MR Mugabe... You wouldn't be crying to other countries for aid then would you? STUPID TJOP!

  • sidney.gilroy - 2011-11-24 13:34

    Follow the link to see 1500 species who displays homosexual behaviour. In nature.

      lynch - 2011-11-24 13:57

      So what?

      ethan.minnaar - 2011-11-24 13:57

      u do know Mr Bruce who wrote the book... is Gay himself??? "just saying"

  • Jeffrey - 2011-11-24 13:36

    "Mugabe calls British PM satanic" Pot : "hey kettle, you're black"

  • Rob - 2011-11-24 13:40

    Bob! You don't have to take the aid, if the terms and conditions don't match up to your dictatorial style then you don't have to take it, thats what freedom is all about... Oh wait, you don't know what that is do you?

  • Shirley - 2011-11-24 13:48

    The only thing satanic is Bob. You are anti gay but support human rights violations daily. !!!!!

  • j.c.s.mailbox - 2011-11-24 13:54

    Concerning Robert Mugabe: U R the last one on earth to talk about things that is diabolic, your whole history as ruler of Zim is diabolic. But i give u credit on your reaction on David Cameron. He is disgustedly derailed from track. About human rigts & gay rights: 99% of it is contorted in comparison with what the bible teach the human race. If u didnt know the bible teachings you havent got the correct roadmap towards your end destination and your way to it will be full of potholes and landmines, so to speak. Bottom line & end of story.

      Shirley - 2011-11-24 14:23

      Um-people shouldnt use Bible teachings when they suit them and one of the teachings is you cannot serve God and mammom at the same time,which Bob does. He is the last person who should even mention the name of God,bible or anything that has morals. As for the "road map" which you speak-If you are without sin cast the first stone!

  • Omnivore - 2011-11-24 13:56

    Well, if anyone knows the mind of Satan, it's his friends.

  • fmurimigwa - 2011-11-24 14:17

    bible doesnt allows guys rights and i agree w u mr mugabe no guys rights

      Kay - 2011-11-24 14:23

      Its gay btw not guy, go read a dictionary.

      cameronrh1 - 2011-11-24 14:31

      @fmurimigwa After reading this kill yourself and do us a favour. I would like to sell my daughter into slavery, as sanctioned in Exodus 21:7. In this day and age, what do you think would be a fair price for her? Another issue is when I burn a bull on the altar as a sacrifice, I know it creates a pleasing odor for the Lord - Lev.1:9. The problem is my neighbors. They claim the odor is not pleasing to them. Should I smite them? And my last problem is, I have a neighbor who insists on working on the Sabbath. Exodus 35:2 clearly states he should be put to death. Am I morally obligated to kill him myself, or should I ask the police to do it?

      Omnivore - 2011-11-24 15:03

      That's right, Mugabe doesn't think guys (or gals) deserve rights.

      clintonpa - 2011-11-29 21:04

      Dear cameronrh1: I would like to sell my daughter into slavery, as sanctioned in Exodus 21:7. In this day and age, what do you think would be a fair price for her? Answer: Please send photos.Some daughters are worth more than others. When I burn a bull on the altar as a sacrifice, I know it creates a pleasing odour for the Lord (Lev1:9). The problem is my neighbours. They claim the odour is not pleasing to them. Should I smite them? Answer: Yes. Any neighbour that does not appreciate a good 'ol fashioned barbecue should be taken out and shot. Pinko bastards. I have a neighbour who insists on working on the Sabbath. Exodus 35:2 clearly states he should be put to death. Am I morally obligated to kill him myself? Answer: Exodus 20:13 says that you can't kill anybody yourself. Only God and governments are allowed to kill people. However, if you are really troubled by this, wait until your wife is unclean and then tell your sinful neighbour that your wife wants to have sex with him, right now. The rest will work itself out.

      JohhnyBGood - 2012-06-12 15:17

      @Clinton: That was one of the best comments I have seen in a very long time. Makes me want to fire-up the barby --right now...

  • adamtross - 2011-11-24 14:35

    Really it's because Mugabe isn't fabulous enough.

  • Caroline - 2011-11-24 14:43

    "It is condemned by insects" I missing something here or has Mad Bob just owned up to being a cockroach?

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  • jurgen.eksteen - 2011-11-24 15:05

    What a hypocrite !!!!!!! Preaching to someone else about evil.

  • Mike - 2011-11-24 15:24

    Satanic - did he look into the mirror???

  • Muenda - 2011-11-24 15:48

    U r the man Bob

      Shirley - 2011-11-24 16:26

      u r an IDIOT!

  • Chaapo - 2011-11-24 20:22

    Wonder who is the bigger Satan (assuming that the British PM is deserving of that tag); one who supports adults to have the freedom to have a relationship that is consensual or one who unleashes his dogs to loot, rape, maim and kill and drives his people to hunger and desperation which sees them abandoning home in order to hang on to power? If I had no other choices, I know which one I would opt for.

  • katlego.mahlase - 2011-11-25 06:34

    Say what you want you want about Bob but on this one he enjoys a lot of support.

  • damonsb - 2011-12-07 12:22

    WOW MUGABE...FINALY YOU MAKE SENCE.I support Mugabe 100%.Go Mugabe!!!!

  • Cheryl - 2011-12-30 22:50

    bob is a queer fellow......

  • kosmonooit - 2012-08-22 08:34

    What bigoted rubbish this man talks! And harmonious small view of humanity and the world. Let alone any understanding of 'nature'. Gay rights are human rights!

  • ronald.z.mazorodze - 2012-08-24 13:03

    no no no to gayism in Zimbabwe, we dont want it, its your culture, dont impose it on us. we are a Christian country, our God despises it. to hell with the devil's cohorts

  • marko.rumhuma - 2012-08-31 09:37

    tru word from Mr Mugabe,,,,,much credit God blessssss

  • marko.rumhuma - 2012-08-31 09:46

    Tru word from Mr Mugabe,,,,much credit,,God blessss.

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