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In Zambia we do not condone gayism and homosexuality, this is a crime-Sumaili

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Ministry of National Guidance and Religious Affairs Godfridah Sumaili at a press briefing flanked by PR Girl Media partners Chishimba Nyambe and Monde Nyambe
Ministry of National Guidance and Religious Affairs Godfridah Sumaili at a press briefing flanked by PR Girl Media partners Chishimba Nyambe and Monde Nyambe

Minister of National Guidance and Religious Affairs Godfridah Sumaili has urged Zambian artists, musicians and event promoters to desist from condoning or participating in activities that undermine the countries national values and principles.

Rev. Sumaili took cognisance of the huge role performing artists play in shaping public perceptions opinions, but insisted that they should detach themselves from foreign influences that dent the country’s national values and principles inline with the Republican constitution.

Speaking during a press briefing with the PR Girl Media at the New government complex in Lusaka, Rev. Sumaili purely stated that government will not allow a situation where event managers invite people with questionable characters as this undermines the morals of the land.

This follows the PR Girls consultation with her ministry on their intent to bring into the country South African Choreographer and TV personality Somizi Mhlongo who is reportedly GAY!

Rev. Sumaili has reiterated that Zambia does not condone gayism and homosexuality adding that it remains a crime according to the Zambian laws.

“In Zambia we do not condone gayism and homosexuality and this is a crime …Inviting people with such means we are slowly accepting the vice. We must guard against such foreign influences as they pose a risk of disturbing our social fiber as a Christian nation,” Rev. Sumaili reaffirmed.

She said government shall remain committed in supporting innovation and creativity but will not compromise the countries shared values.

She maintained that government shall remain consistent in putting the nation first.

Below is the Minister’s full statement

Ministry of National Guidance and Religious Affairs Godfridah Sumaili at a press briefing flanked by PR Girl Media partners Chishimba Nyambe and Monde Nyambe
Ministry of National Guidance and Religious Affairs Godfridah Sumaili at a press briefing flanked by PR Girl Media partners Chishimba Nyambe and Monde Nyambe

JOINT PRESS BRIEFING WITH THE NATIONAL ARTS COUNCIL AND PR Girl MEDIA ON THE ROLE OF NATIONAL VALUES AND PRINCIPLES IN THE ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY ON 28TH JUNE, 2019 AT MINISTRY OF NATIONAL GUIDANCE AND RELIGIOUS AFFAIRS

Performing artists have a strong influence in society and help shape public perceptions and opinions. Therefore, in the promotion of National values and principles, Artists, Musicians and Event promoters are expected to develop a mechanism to hold their members accountable for compliance with National values and principles.

They are equally expected to refuse to condone or participate in acts of Commission or omission that undermine the national values and principles.

Therefore, as a Government we would not condone a situation where Event Managers are inviting people with questionable characters that might undermine the morals of the land as espoused in our Republican Constitution on National values and principles.  Further, the Constitution demands that these national values and principles be applied in the enactment and interpretation of the laws as well as development and implementation of state policies.

In Zambia,  we do not condone gayism and this is a crime and inviting such people means we are slowly accepting this vice. We must guard against such foreign influences as they pose a risk of disturbing our social fibre as a Christian Nation.

Ministry of National Guidance and Religious Affairs Godfridah Sumaili at a press briefing flanked by PR Girl Media partners Chishimba Nyambe and Monde Nyambe
Ministry of National Guidance and Religious Affairs Godfridah Sumaili at a press briefing flanked by PR Girl Media partners Chishimba Nyambe and Monde Nyambe, and NAC Director Mr Adrian Chipinde

48 COMMENTS

  1. I wish you could speak up on human rights abuses in form of retirements in both public and national interest.Personally gayism doesnt affect or influence me in any way.

    • It might not influence you individually but it has a collective negative effect on us as a nation. We refuse to tolerate this abominable lifestyle which is nothing but destructive to the entire human race.

    • It may affect your relative elo children or relative elo ukaba serious.

      But true ba Sumaili should also be speaking against political lies, theft, corruption and other evils

    • So who is PR Girl Media? Zambian ministers are very dull indeed …I mean how do you even talk about individual cases as a minister, this is simply good publicity for this company.
      PF ministers keep talking about this in hope that people get distracted from FIC…why is it we never see the same fight when it comes to corruption?

    • Butt/fecal pushers belong in a mental institution until they are sane enough to understand the human anatomy and physiology!

    • In Zambia we need to learn to respect our own constitution, some of bloggers here, you live in the countries where the citizens respect the constitution, whether it’s the stupid constitution or not the citizens respect it. Even you Zambian who in live in those countries respect the constitution of their land. But just because you’re living abroad you want your country zambia not to respect the constitution of it’s land. Yes you may not like certain clauses in Zambian constitution but let’s learn to support those that are upholding the constitution of our mother Zambia. You’ll always remain a Zambian whether you change your citizenship, you marry a foreign nation you will always be a zambian. Some bloggers insult their own constitution simply because thieir in the foreign country their…

    • A man must not marry let alone sc..w a fellow let man.
      A woman must not marry let alone bo.k a fellow woman.
      No matter how learned, exposed , traveled, shy and confused you think you are.
      Pepe, never, aikona, awe. Cage all retarded individuals.
      Even a roaster can not mount a fellow roaster.

    • Like Muzo says here let us respect our constitution. Since In Zambia we do not condone gayism and homosexuality, this is a crime. We must also remember other crimes. We dont condone theft so Sumaili must stand at Immigration and make sure all thieves coming into Zambia are returned to their home countries. We dont condone any crime so only pure visitors will be welcome

    • Remember why Jehovah God destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah. This idea of men sleeping with men and women sleeping with women, is an affront and against the reason why God created a man in Adam first and a woman second with two different genitelia. Tell me, have you ever seen a gay lion or a lesbian elephant?

    • How does one’s sexual orientation affect a collective? How is that countries that respect the rights of all humans have by far a better healthcare/education/overall quality of life record on any index and our strong stance against the rights of others continue to yield poverty and corruption. Do we really analyze what we stand for or do we stand blindly with our loudest? @ nine Chale, care to explain to us what you mean?

    • @Mayanda Mulenga Yes I do remember why God destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah. It is clear from the preamble to that story (Genesis 18:22-33), that it was wickedness not homosexuality that caused God to destroy the people. You might equate the two, but if the cause was just the homosexuality, then why not just say so? I know many Gay people who live good lives in loving relationships and I wouldn’t want to see them persecuted for the way they were born. You also ask whether I have seen a Gay lion or Lesbian elephant and in fact homosexual behavior is well documented across a whole range of animal species.

  2. IT IS LAW OF THE LAND.

    So bloggers don’t take it on Madam Sunaili or vent the anger on Edgar Lungu. Period.

    Please fight the constitution of the land. Take this to the Members of Parliament.

    This is how the western world did. The campaigners took it to parliaments.

    In the mean time.

    THANK YOU REV SUMAILI. ZAMBIA WILL RESPECT ITS LAWS. GOD BLESS AND PROTECT.

    If anyone don’t like it. Go jump into the crocodile infested River. !!!!!!

    • It’s the law of the land to deny entry to homosexuals coming for business and not sexual activities? If Somizi takes the government to court he would easily win. If he practices homosexuality in Zambia that’s when he can be arrested or deported. Homosexuals enter Zambia every day and it is practiced all over the country.

    • # Uncommon Sense 3

      Raise that question to the Ministry of Home Affairs, that run crime prevention. Or keep the campaign against theft.

    • No I will not.

      We’re talking about morality and decay of our national values here.

      Yet theft isn’t decay of morality or national values right?

    • Uncommon Sense
      How i wish South Africa could retaliate by banning corrupt government officials from going there because they dont tolerate thieving,corruption and State capture there

    • Awww! You will not. Then stop complaining.

      What morality are talking about. You seem to confuse yourself.

      Our laws and cultures say NO to:

      A MAN STICKING HIS D***CK IN ANOTHER MAN’S AN*S

      And yes theft is wrong. It will be always be wrong

    • @Uncommon Sense; being gay is not immoral but a mental illness. Failing to recognize the proper use of a device or gadget or in this case a hole is simply insanity and needs to be corrected!

  3. When the Bible says “thou shall not steal”, it simply means do not steal because that is a biblical commandment. Equally, when our laws of the land stipulate that gayism and homosexuality is a crime, it is simply that, a crime, period. The minister is simply enforcing the law. This is not about our lost moral values as a Christian nation, no. It’s about the rule of law, no matter who is involved, celebrity or not. PR Girl Media should have actually done better by inviting, say, Nomzamo Mbatha or even Bonang Matheba who are equally influential and identify with Girl media. We cannot right a wrong where the law is concerned. My thoughts exactly.

    • Anyone who starts a sentence with “The Bible says” just know what follows is folly…you forget that the same bible condones slavery, sexism etc

    • 777 – we have foooooolish people on our continent, who will defend a book that doesn’t even recognize them as a people or even mention anything about pyramids yet the existed thousand of years before their Christ.

  4. The No.1 foreign influence in Zambia is Christianity and Madam Minister is heading the Minister of National Guidance and Religious Affairs…. Christian nation were all the “local” vices are okay.

    • I am back. I was here every week from 2008 to 2016. I just finished my PHD Degree and back at my old employers Bloomberg.

      Thank you to all the bloggers who have kept contributing positively.

      Big up to:

      Independent Observer *****
      BR Mumba SR *****
      Senior Citizen *****
      MMD Chief Bootlinker *****
      Mushota **
      Wanzelu **
      The Truth ***
      Sharpshooter ***
      Nina Chale ***

      I have noted that:

      # MUSHOTA has become wiser

      # WANZELU has stopped the Satanic Hate Campaigns because the UPND Machinery forced him to do. Good on you WANZELU

    • # 5.2 Uncommon Sense

      Again you are wrong.

      Chief MMD Bootliker ***** is full time nd hardcore MMD

      WANZELU is intelligent and is full time and hardcore UPND

      Are you under 5 years. And just came today to lusakatimes yesterday.

  5. Stop deceiving the public. we are informed that one of the people in that picture is lesbian.

  6. You can stop lesbianism and gaysm. But spare us Zodwaism. It allows organs to grow naturally.

  7. If anyone in that picture performs iyakukanwa or kumatako then does it mean they are gay? I am sure it has become a norm so they too are breaking the law!Please ask Madame minister about this!

  8. Just say “homosexuality” I live in a country where same sex marriage is supported in the parliament and workplace. Never heard of “lesbiansm” and “gaysm”. What a hell is even that? Zambian trying to show us how smart they are when they are fooling themselves. I mean what a hell! In Zambia homosexual is only allowed in prison. Apparently, you have pastors in those institution as well?

  9. Seems no one has real questions for this woman whose ministry has taken over the functions of the immigration dept.
    We know Zambia does not condone the “practice” of homosexuality, but what does have that to do with allowing a person known or unknown to be gay? The penal code doesn’t say anything about the individuals who practice the act, it only says that the act is wrong and any person caught engaging in it is therefore deemed to have committed a criminal offence.
    One cannot be presumed to be a criminal if one hasn’t broken any laws of this country.
    What the minister is doing is abusing and interpreting the law to fit a religious narrative.

    • That just shows you we have no government. Any tinpot dictator in cabinet like her can wake up and decide who will enter Zambia. A country needs to have rules and procedures so that tourists, investors etc know what to expect when they decide to venture here

  10. STOP SENDING MINISTERS TO SOUTH AFRICA FOR MEDICAL TREATMENT.
    IN SOUTH AFRICA THEY ALLOW GAY OR LGBT RIGHTS.
    HON SUMAILA MUST BE CONSISTENT WITH HER MESSAGE AND AVOID BEING HYPOCRITICAL.

  11. Remember why Jehovah God destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah. This idea of men sleeping with men and women sleeping with women, is an affront and against the reason why God created a man in Adam first and a woman second with two different genitelia. Tell me, have you ever seen a gay lion or a lesbian elephant?

  12. There you have it …..

    To all those who want to be migrants to the west , don’t ever say PF never done anything for you….

    This is the door to claim asylum…….

    just say you are gay and fear arrest and death back in Zambia.

  13. Double standards if that gay was white this woman would have gone to welcome him now it’s a fellow black person you mistreat him. Let gay Elton John decide to come you will see how hypocritical this musumala would act instead

  14. What will Sumaili do if the Prime Minister of Ireland Leo Varadkar decided to visit to Zambia? Are they going to ban him from entering Zambia because he is a gay man?

    • These guys convinced themselves that we believe market value for a fire truck to be $1 million. When it comes to their lack of reasoning, they are a bottomless well. I’m pretty sure they would find some illogical explanation one way or the It’s sad.

  15. Homosexuality is less of a crime because it involves two people who love each other, the bigger crime is stealing from government that the PF government has got used to because it affects CBU students, it affects people who have been retired in national interest and have not been paid, it affects many hungry children who can not be fed because all the money had gone to politicians pockets.

  16. This what The Lord God Almighty Say “If a man lies with a male as he lies with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination. They shall surely be put to death. Their blood shall be upon them. (NKJ, Leviticus 20:13)”He is coming to judge every human kind according to their works.

  17. 1. “Government will not allow a situation where event managers invite people with questionable characters as this undermines the morals of the land”. IT IS CORRUPTION DISGUISED AS INFRASTRUCTURE DEVELOPMENT THAT UNDERMINES OUR MORALS. POVERTY CANNOT UPHOLD MORALS!
    2. “Rev. Sumaili has reiterated that Zambia does not condone gayism”. BUT ZAMBIA CONDONES LAWLESSNESS FROM ITS OWN LEADERS. FOR EXAMPLE, MINISTERS ILLEGALLY OVERSTAYED IN THEIR OFFICES IN 2016 BECAUSE OF ADVICE FROM A LAWYER. WHY HAVEN’T THE MINISTERS PAID BACK THE MONEY? WHY IS THIS LIAR, SORRY , LAWYER NOT BEEN DISCIPLINED BY LAZ EVEN AFTER THE COURT TRASHED HIS ADVICE TO THE MINISTERS?
    3. “Government is committed in supporting innovation and creativity” INCLUDING CARICATURING OF GOSPEL SONGS TO BOOST POLITICAL…

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