Legislation does not create homosexuality

The Zimbabwean anti-gay lobby is active and unrelenting in its attempts to smoother any discussion of gay rights. If the self-appointed moral standards bearers are to be believed, homosexuality is not African; rather, it is an ungodly, abhorrent behaviour that has no place among black African society. What race, nationality or religion is homosexuality then? In perhaps a first for a leading and active Zimbabwean politician, the Prime Minister Mr Morgan Tsvangirai was reported to have suggested that there was a place for gay rights in Zimbabwe. One would assume that the PM was not misquoted and there has been no denial of this position from him or his office and it does not seem there will be one, at least not unless his ratings start to tumble down! Continue reading


The sad demise of Colonel Gaddafi

Seeing Gaddafi’s last moments on TV I felt sad to see a human being in that state. I imagined how he was feeling at that moment. But then I thought: how did his victims feel in his 42 years of brutality? I wondered if he ever, in those last moments, reflected back on his own actions. I hope he did and in a way felt what thousands of victims of his brutal reign felt. For Gaddafi, I felt little remorse; for humanity I was in sorrow: Gaddafi may have died the way he lived but humanity sank low on that day. Continue reading