Addressing journalists in Harare at a press conference held today, Norton legislator, Temba Mliswa, called on Zimbabweans to legalise homosexuality in honour of the country’s first President, Canaan Banana who was allegedly “inclined that way”.
He also said there were top government and military officials who were into homosexuality saying it was their right to freedom of association that no-one should interfere with. Mliswa said,
We had a President who was that way inclined, so what’s new to Zimbabwe if there is anything, through that President, in respect of him we should now open it up, he served the country well as the President, in honor of him, let it be, let people be allowed to do what they want to do, why should we worry about that. We have got top people in offices who are that way inclined, as long as it has nothing to do with me, it is freedom of association, let’s not be democratic and chose when to exercise democracy.
He said that if he were President he would allow people to associate with whoever they want.