Zim gay activist flees ‘rowdy’ Zanu-PF youths

2014-01-22 12:59

Cape Town – A Zimbabwean gay activist Ricky Nathanson has reportedly fled his home following unspecified threats by alleged Zanu-PF youths.

According to, Nathanson who was accused of urinating in a female toilet fled his home in Bulawayo after Zanu-PF youths allegedly threatened him with unspecified action for being gay.

Nathanson’s lawyer told the court that his client’s life was in danger and sought a restriction order against the “rowdy youths”.

The report said Nathanson was a well-known gay activist who usually sported female clothes and make-up, and publicly admited being gay.

  • Mukosi Tshiambara - 2014-01-22 13:23

    There is a recruitment of four people who are willing to stay in Mars planet forever. I hope he applied.

      Atholl Hay - 2014-01-22 13:48

      Sit back and witness here the outpouring of ignorance, bigotry and hypocrisy substantiated by antiquated biblical quotes. BIG YAWN.

      JamesBlacksmith - 2014-01-22 15:03

      @Atholl Surely this is just another example of 'what happens in the privacy of the bedroom'? But then again, it isn't ever the case is it? There needs to be parades, over the top camp behaviour, or discussing n a crowded coffee shop how to do XYZ in the bedroom. With my white skin I wouldn't even walk around in Zim, but wearing a white supremacist top is looking for trouble. Similarly, this guy should know better.

  • Greg Munn - 2014-01-22 13:25

    He's moving to Sochi

  • Jackie Morgan Dickson - 2014-01-22 13:27

    Sis NEWS24. Why delete my post after you corrected the article??? You still published "peeing" instead of urinating ;))

      Atholl Hay - 2014-01-22 13:45

      Consider it a compliment Jackie :)

  • Koonradie Steyn - 2014-01-22 13:38

    Man urinating in female toilet,this is sick.

      Atholl Hay - 2014-01-22 13:51

      There is plenty that is sick in this world, Koon. This rates pretty low on the sickness scale, I would guess. Jeez .....

      Nic Mechanic - 2014-01-22 14:07

      is female urinating in male toilet also sick then mr Steyn?...incidentally, do you have male and female toilets at home for guests or visitors? ...just a thought....

      Mukosi Tshiambara - 2014-01-22 14:20

      @Nic Mechanic. There is different between home and public toilets. At public toilets you will notice signs for men's and women's toilets. Your knowlledge is misleading you.

  • Pamberi ne Harare - 2014-01-22 13:42

    Q. Should gay men use ladies toilets?

      Richard Stockenström - 2014-01-22 13:49

      Is that a serious question?

      Atholl Hay - 2014-01-22 13:52

      Q. Should people have to pass an intelligence test before being given access to the internet?

      Pamberi ne Harare - 2014-01-22 14:15

      This is a serious question. The accusations are that he used a ladies toilet at some club. He is looking for sympathisers by saying he was arrested for being gay & that Zanu wants to kill him. To me he is just a peeping Tom hiding behind the rainbow flag. There are gays in Zim & they know they don't need to use ladies toilets to be heard.

      Atholl Hay - 2014-01-22 14:27

      Someone has clearly worked out a way of manipulating the thumbs up and thumbs down function here.....

  • Sipho Simon Mogale - 2014-01-22 13:47

    Naturally man must lay with woman that is from God so as his images is hard to accept steve and steve formation is like saying stealing is ok, but to threaten him is wrong but zim laws are against him so is either he becomes straight or flees to botswana or SA

      Phoenixx - 2014-01-22 13:52

      So is being black. Or not?

      Atholl Hay - 2014-01-22 13:59

      Yip, just pop that make-me-straight pill. Available in churches world wide.

  • Tshepo Chrizzy Mow - 2014-01-22 14:04

    They sitdown or standup when urinating

      Atholl Hay - 2014-01-22 14:09

      Houston...urgent .... mayday mayday .....

      Sipho Simon Mogale - 2014-01-22 14:39

      They are disgusting

  • Samuel Chari - 2014-01-22 14:30

    Society's BOTTOM OF THE BOTTOM.The lowest scum of the planet,lower than greedy racists

      Atholl Hay - 2014-01-22 16:50

      Hate speech.

  • Sipho Simon Mogale - 2014-01-22 14:38

    Someone enjoys contradicting nature he won't survive male lay with female that's it

  • Tiyani Khosa - 2014-01-22 14:40

    GAYS GO TO HELL!!!!!!!!!!!

      Alton Johannes - 2014-01-22 14:52

      You are going there my man cos only God can judge them let them be.

  • Ababeel Sherwani - 2014-01-22 14:47

    Is this a "NEWS" to publish ???

  • Jimmy Khuzwayo - 2014-01-22 17:11

    Thought they are gender confused, not latrine confused

  • Gerald Jedza Utete - 2014-03-13 12:55

    If blacks can have rights why not sexual deviants? The logic of the supreme racist.

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