A Robert Mugabe gay rant gave some idea of what LGBT individuals can expect should the former Zimbabwe president be reelected.
According to Zimbabwe’s NewsDay, at a recent campaign rally, the opponent of homosexuality indicated he would deal harshly with the act should he win his country’s support.
“If you take men and lock them in a house for five years and tell them to come up with two children and they fail to do that, then we will chop off their heads,” Mugabe said, adding that African countries who accepted the practice were “succumbing to European countries in exchange for aid,” the report stated.
“We need continuity of our culture. This culture comes from the norm that women carry pregnancies for nine months. If there is anyone who disputes that, he should lift up his hands to say, ‘No, I fell from heaven,'” Mugabe said.
“This thing [homosexuality] seeks to destroy our lineage by saying John and John should wed, Maria and Maria should wed. Imagine this son born out of an African father. [US President Barack] Obama says if you want aid, you should accept the homosexuality practice. Aah, we will never do that,” the Robert Mugabe gay rant continued.
Drawing from President Obama’s African heritage and acceptance of homosexuality, Robert Mugabe said, “We ask, was he born out of homosexuality? We need continuity in our race, and that comes from the woman, and no to homosexuality.”
Mugabe also noted that LGBT individuals were “worse than dogs and pigs.”
“I keep pigs and the male pig knows the female one,” Huffington Post noted Mugabe as saying.
Mugabe has a history of reacting harshly to anyone, who opposes him, evidenced here:
He’s also not particularly crazy about white people.
At the turn of the millennium, the former Zimbabwe president began seizing farms owned by whites. The move destroyed investors’ confidence in the country. It also paralyzed production and prompted international sanctions. The country also saw a steep drop in tourists visiting.
Coincidentally, it was reported earlier this year that the country’s bank balance was around $217.
Robert Mugabe was/is a polarizing figure, who has reportedly been a target for removal before from individuals like (allegedly) entrepreneur Richard Branson.
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