Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe told a Chinese TV interviewer that he resents Western international aid because it always carries conditions such as accepting homosexuality.
The Telegraph reports that Mugabe praised Beijing for being “very constructive” in its assistance towards Zimbabwe, remarking that aid from Europe and America “always attach conditions,” and that the West always wants African leaders to “embrace homosexuality.”
Mugabe, 90, who regularly refers to gays as “pigs” and “dogs,” has threatened to expel foreign diplomats who promote gay rights in the southern African country.
Mugabe said his country will not give in to Western demands for Africans to decriminalize “sodomy.”
Mugabe’s latest comments came during a trip to China in which he was trying to generate support for Zimbabwe’s crumbling economy.