Friday, March 26, 2010

That's so gay, Zimbabwe style

A lot of people I talk to are upbeat about Zimbabwe's prospects, but stuff like this leaves me pretty skeptical.

Last week, the Sunday Mail newspaper (controlled by Robert Mugabe's party, Zanu-PF) published a report that Morgan Tsvangirai's MDC party supports the extension of constitutional rights to gays. Apparently, them's fighting words; the MDC categorically denied the claim and fired back with the rough equivalent of "I know you are, but what am I?"

"For the record, it is well-known that homosexuality is practised in Zanu PF where senior officials from that party have been jailed while others are under police probe on allegations of sodomy. It is in Zanu PF where homosexuality is a religion."

H/T to Wronging Rights for this one.