The controversial president of Zimbabwe, Robert Mugabe, might have just celebrated his 92nd birthday but he certainly isn’t showing any signs of slowing down on his rampant and infamous homophobia.
Despite his nation suffering from a crippling by a severe drought, Mugabe refuses any concessions on gay rights.
He told media attending his birthday celebrations, ‘Zimbabwe would have to soften its anti-gay stance’, to receive aid.
However, he said he would under no circumstances accept international aid under those conditions.
“If aid, as I understand, is to be given on the basis that we accept the principle of gay marriages, then let that aid stay where it is.”
“We don’t want it. It is rotten aid, filthy aid and we won’t have anything to do with it.”
Zimbabwe currently seeks $1.6 billion USD in aid after drought destroyed up to three quarters of staple crops in many areas of the African nation.
The outspoken president also used his speech to add that:
“The so-called gays have no place in our society”.
Mugabe’s homophobic statements come as no surprise to the international LGBT community.
The president’s previous homophobic comments include describing LGBT people as ‘worse than dogs and pigs’.
He also called for decapitation of gay men.
QN Magazine | For the latest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer (LGBTIQ) news in Australia, visit qnews.com.au. Check out our latest magazines or find us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.