PRESIDENT Robert Mugabe Friday threatened to expel foreign diplomats who try to promote gay rights in his country.
Mugabe, 90, said Europeans must keep their “inhuman” homosexual practices within their own territories and not try to impose them on Africans.
Zimbabwe’s sole leader since independence was leading thousands of Zimbabweans during celebrations to mark his country’s 34th independence anniversary at the giant National Sports Stadium, Harare.
A fierce critic of gays and lesbians, Mugabe also threatened unspecified action on local NGOs founded to lobby for gay rights in Zimbabwe.
“Kune organisations dzinouya dzinodzi ndedzema homosexuals, take care, warn them,” Mugabe said in his customarily lengthy addresses.
“Some years ago, l was warned that there was some secret organisation of that nature which was addressing young men varimumauniversity nemuzvikoro to join them as homosexuals. This nonsense from Europe, keep their homosexual nonsense there and not cross over with it.
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