Alert police in Kapiri Mposhi have today arrested two men for allegedly practicing homosexuality.
ZANIS reports that Central Province Commissioner of Police Standwell Lungu has confirmed the development in an interview in Kapiri Mposhi today.
Mr. Lungu named the suspects as James Mwape and Philp Mubiana both aged 21 years and residents of Ndeke Compound.
He said the duo have since been charged for having sex against the order of nature contrary to the laws of Zambia.
The two were arrested over the weekend after a tip-off from concerned members of the public who alleged that the suspects were married.
The two have been living together as man and wife in Ndeke area.
From the medical tests conducted on the suspects at Kapiri Mposhi District Hospital proved that they had been practicing sodomy, Mr. Lungu said.
The Police Commissioner said Philip had been acting as wife while James as man in the relationship which has existed for some time now.
“We have arrested two 21-year-olds and charged them for sodomy for having sex against the order of nature … they have been living together and having sex against the order of nature”, Mr. Lungu said.
He said the two who have since been granted police bond will appear in court on Wednesday this week.
Recently, government decreed that it will stiffen laws against homosexuality.
Minister of Youth and Sport Chishimba Kambwili said Government will help the people of Zambia to fight the vice with vigour.
He said on a commercial radio chat show, Let the people talk, that government will “not tolerate nonsense” and that homosexuality will not prevail in this country.
“We don’t want Zambia’s children to be taught any vice. We will not tolerate homosexuality. Those who want to promote homosexuality in Zambia are wasting their time. If anything, we are planning to stiffen laws against homosexuality,” he said.
And US-based Zambian Evangelist Edward Chomba said homosexuality should not be given a chance in the country.
Speaking during the same programme, Bishop Chomba said if homosexuality is given a platform for debate, “it will grow deep and derail our customs”.