HARARE, Zimbabwe — Zimbabwe president Robert Mugabe on Friday threatened to expel foreign diplomats who try to promote gay rights in the southern African country.
Mugabe, 90, said Europeans must keep their “inhuman” homosexual practices within their own territories and not try to impose them on Africans, reports New Zimbabwe.
“We did not fight for this Zimbabwe so it can be a homosexual territory,” said Mugabe, during a nationally televised ceremony marking the 34th anniversary of the country’s independence from Great Britain.
Mugabe said he was “warned” years ago of a “secret organization” in Europe to recruit young men into homosexuality.
“We will never have that here and if there are any diplomats who will talk of any homosexuality, just tell me. We will kick them out of the country without any excuse. We won’t even listen,” he said.
Mugabe said his country will not give in to Western demands for Africans to decriminalise “sodomy.”