Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe

Robert Mugabe Promises to Decapitate Gays

The president of Zimbabwe also said that African nations have been pressured by the West to "accept" homosexuality

by Slate, July 29, 2013

Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe

Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe gestures as he addresses at a rally in Harare on July 28

Photo courtesy of ALEXANDER JOE/AFP/Getty Images

Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe is once again speaking about his hatred of homosexuality as he campaigns ahead of the July 31 election. At a rally last week, Mugabe told thousands of supporters that Zimbabwe would never accept homosexuals, whom he descried as “worse than pigs, goats and birds,” reports Zimbabwe’s Newsday. “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 went on to say that some African countries had been pressured by Western nations to accept homosexuality in exchange for aid. Homosexuality “seeks to destroy our lineage by saying John and John should wed, Maria and Maria should wed,” Mugabe said. “Imagine this son born out of an African father, [President Barack] Obama says if you want aid, you should accept the homosexuality practice. Aah, we will never do that.”

Read it at Slate.

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