President Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe has resume his verbal attacks on LGBT people, promising that he will make the country a “hell” for gays and lesbians if his Zanu PF party wins the July 31 election.
He proposed life sentences for homosexual activity, saying that the current law, which provides for up to a year in jail, is too lenient.
He also advocated tougher laws for child rapists and pedophiles — categories that he wrong-headedly lumps in with LGBT people.
NewsDay Zimbabwe reported on Mugabe’s speech yesterday at the Roman Catholic Church-run Bondolfi Teachers’ College’s graduation ceremony, in which Mugabe said he regretted that homosexuality still exists in Zimbabwe:
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