UPND, President Hichilema opposed to homosexuality, says Internal Security minister


President Hakainde Hichilema does not support gayism as he is a christian who stands on christian values and principles.

Home Affairs and Internal Security Minister Jack Mwiimbu said this on Tuesday in Parliament.

Mwiimbu said the President had clearly made his position known on homosexuality, indicating that he was against gayism as he was a christian who stands on christian values and principles.

He said it was disturbing that some sections of society were insinuating that the Government is in support of homosexuality.

Mwiimbu said this in a ministerial statement made in Parliament on Tuesday.

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“It is important to note that the President Hichilema has publicly made his position known that he does not support gayism in all its forms. The president is a christian who conforms to all values of christianity.

“In addition, the United Party for National Development (UPND) does not support gayism. It is, therefore, preposterous for anyone to insinuate that the Government condemns homosexuality,” Mwiimbu said.

He stated that the behavior exhibited by members from a foundation called Sistah Sistah who were advocating for homosexual rights should be condemned.

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The police, he said, were closely investigating the matter and so far four suspects had been apprehended for giving false information regarding the march past that was held on Saturday.

“The notification that foundation gave to the police was contrary to what they were advocating for on lesbian and homosexuals rights which is illegal in Zambia,” Mwiimbu said.

He said the suspects are expected to appear in court soon.

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