Tuesday, June 18, 2024

Acts of homosexuality being reported will be prosecuted-Sumaili


Minister of Religious and National Guidance Godfridah Sumaili
Minister of Religious and National Guidance Godfridah Sumaili

MINISTER of National Guidance and Religious Affairs Godfridah Sumaili has strongly condemned the acts of homosexuality being reported in the nation and warned that perpetrators of the vice risk being prosecuted.

Some stakeholders have expressed concern over reports of some organisations in Zambia holding meetings to champion homosexuality rights in Zambia.

Ms Sumaili said Zambia is a Christian nation, and, therefore, homosexuality cannot be condoned or recognised.

She said those who practise homosexuality risk being prosecuted because the vice is against the Zambian laws.

Section 155, for instance, provides that: “Any person who – (a) has carnal knowledge of any person against the order of nature; or … (c) permits a male person to have carnal knowledge of him or her against the order of nature; is guilty of a felony and is liable to imprisonment for fourteen years.”

Section 156 imposes imprisonment for seven years for any “attempt to commit unnatural offences”. Section 157 applies to “any act of gross indecency” committed between males, “whether in public or in private”, and classifies such acts as felonies punishable by imprisonment for five years. The provision also extends to “attempts to procure the commission of any such act (of gross indecency)”.

According to the Minister Homosexuality is a serious abrogation of the law for anyone to promote homosexuality in Zambia. and that Zambia being a Christian nation is guided by biblical principles which forbid homosexuality.


  1. Bwana Madam sound more like a Home Affairs Minister than a Religious Minister. Yes Homosexuality is a crime. But we expect you to investigate these groups and engage them with your evangelists and seek to pray for them so they can repent of the sin. Did Jesus report the sinners to Pilate or he healed them? Your ministry is a ministry of healing, not arresting people. To christians, homosexual conduct is a sin problem, not a criminal problem.

    • You just voted for YES in aussie and you are proud of it. Leave zambia to deal with this inhuman act. Enjoy you yes vote win.

  2. I totally agree. The Minister of Religion is supposed to meet these people promoting homosexuality(if possible) and guide them accordingly and Biblically, not threatening them with prosecution. Every human being in their right mind knows that homosexual acts are wrong even if the condition is inborn.

  3. Start by setting an example and stop using advancement they have made in technology and economics.

    Human rights, please

  4. How do you explain a person who was born looking like a boy because this person has all the features and hormones of a boy but has a woman organ. What happens when everyone thinks this person is actually a man (yet she is a woman) and then allows a man to come home and have sex with her. All the people will think two men are having sex and yet its a woman and a man. Please remember that until someone shows us what is in their pants, we will never know. ( looks are very deceiving) JUST FOOD For thought. I still dont support Hormosexuality.

  5. A useless and immoral ministry trying hard to appear relevant. Did you speak out against those useless $1,000,000 fire trucks which are blatant day light theft from the poor? Politicians like to pacify the gullible bigots with this homosexual thing when in fact it is a very private matter between the actors and perhaps with their creators.

  6. Yes homosexuality is a crime, so is prostitution and corruption. Act on all of these. And stop using the name of the Lord for political mileage you demons.

  7. The ministry of Health has accepted the promotion of homosexuality. How come this minister does not know? Minister ask Dr Chitalu Chilufya. Over a 100 million dollars is in the country for homosexuality programs. University of Maryland, Family Health International, March Zambia, UNDP are among the organization behind these programs. Locally we have Friends of Rainka in Salama Park, Transbantu Zambia based in Chelston, Lotus Identity also based in Salama Park, Women’s Alliance working with ZANERELA at Kulima Tower Building in Town. Also these are some of the local organizations run by homosexual people. Some homosexual people have been hired by international NGOs mentioned above. Look out for the names of people behind these acts. We will publish them soon.

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