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Government clears off accusations on gay rights

Headlines Government clears off accusations on gay rights

Government has refuted allegations by former Water Development Minister Raphael Nakachinda that President Hakainde Hichilema is travelling to United States in order to introduce gay rights in Zambia.

Speaking at a media briefing in Lusaka today, Minister of Information and Media Chushi Kasanda clarified that while the UPND respects human rights, it does not promote gay rights.

Ms. Kasanda who is also Chief Government Spokesperson says the UPND government is determined to uphold Zambia’s status as a Christian nation.

She says contrary to the wild allegations, President Hichilema is slated to attend the UN General Assembly on behalf of the entire Zambian population to advance the country’s position on international issues.

“President Hichilema is being accorded a rare honour to hold a bilateral meeting with the President of the United States of America, undoubtedly the leader of the free world. This is in recognition of Zambia’s now enhanced democracy,” Ms. Kasanda said.

And Mrs Kasanda said Mr Nakachinda is showing signs of bitterness following the UPND’s victory in August 12, 2021 general elections.

“While we acknowledge and reaffirm that Mr Nakachinda has a right to exercise his freedom of expression, we find the comments he made about the Republican President Mr Hakainde Hichilema to be shrouded in bitterness and inappropriate for a former cabinet minister, who should be a role model to young people,” she said.

She described Mr Nakachinda’s criticism against the Presidency as disrespectful.

“Mr Nakachinda should have exercised personal judgment and realized that it is too early for the majority Zambians to entertain criticism that borders on disrespecting the people’s president, whose victory is still being celebrated.

Mr Nakachinda during a press briefing yesterday insinuated that President Hichilema’s meeting with the US President is meant to advance gay rights in Zambia.

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  1. She described Mr Nakachinda’s criticism against the Presidency as disrespectful.
    Hahahaha hahahahaha UPND understand now that a president deserves respect! I thought it was freedom of Expression

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  2. This homophobic reaction is completely ridiculous. Human rights also include gays and lesbians. They don’t care one iota what you do in your bedroom, so you should have no interest in what they do in theirs. Grow up people, this is 2021. LGBTQ rights are NORMAL. I’m much more interested in Mr Nakachinda’s financial and corrupt dealings when he was in office, let’s talk about that!

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  3. IF ONE DAY YOU HEAR WHITES SPEAK WELL OF ME,KNOW THAT I HAVE BETRAYED YOU.
    ANY BLACKMAN THAT IS CONSTANTLY BEING PRAISED AND RECOGNISED BY THE WHITE MAN IS A SELL OUT.

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  4. This girl Chushi should thank Mumbi Phiri to wake her up from sleep. Nobody, including HH knew about ka Chushi Kasanda that she was MP for UPND in Chisamba until January this year.
    Mumbi Phiri should be praised to promote beautifu girls…

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  5. No corruption in Zambia, I think you mind is also corrupt. You say LGBT rights are normal? Do you have a mother? Go and ask her if she would have the same insane views like yours? Nakachinda might have wrongly put it, HH may not want to introduce such stupid and useless things in our God fearing country, and the people of Zambia are too smart not to allow him to introduce such a thing to this land. The issue is that the Americans are the ones that WILL want to push this LGBT agenda into Zambia. IMF , World Bank , EU already recognize rights of these unnatural men and women who hump into someones exhaust system ( I even feel like vomiting just talking about it). Quote ‘ Grow up people, this is 2021. LGBTQ rights are NORMAL.’ End of quote………..Why do we want to copy everything, we…

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  6. This ‘Mr No corruption’ blogger probably thinks it okay that we should allow people to start having intercourse with animals because what people do in private is there own business. Without morals society degrades into nothing less than Sodom and Gomorrah and attracts Gods wrath. Which Zambian has a child and hopes they turn out Gay, God forbid.

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  7. And according to UPND disrespecting Lungu was normal….now you can’t say anything against their small god HH…and this lady is contradicting HH and UPND…they clearly stand for Gay rights…

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    • Don’t even mind the chap, let him recover the shock, remember that ka stint he had as a Minister motivated him only to be cut short by the Zambian people. Allow the guy to hallucinate or lament, in Eastern they say never stop somebody from mourning

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  8. He supports gay rights will be the new, “He is Tonga, don’t vote for him.” Apparently, the old dog has learned new tricks. It is disappointing that the government feels the need to respond to such scurrilous slander from an untutored mind. Save your energy! You can’t be swatting at every fly. Most people who dwell on Zambia being a Christian nation have zero understanding of the bible.

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  9. The whole government responding to deranged Nakachinda. the guy is seeking attention and you are giving him that on a silver platter. And you know the quarrelsome nature of the boy from the MMD and you are still responding to him, better learn quickly

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  10. I would want to say give her time but you have to hit the ground running in such a ministry and PS being Amos you have just put her in a position to fall…get rid of that PS. Even the speech she was failing to read properly one could tell it was written by Amos from the language …that shouldn’t be excuse though if you have prepared thoroughly.
    HH sort out your ministers and get rid of Lungu’s PSs including the Secretary to the Cabinet.

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  11. @ No Corruption Zambia – you need to understand what goes on in the spiritual world, there are fierce spiritual battles over souls.

    You need to understand that there are evil spirits with specific missions, missions to destroy you and me by tending to our weaknesses.

    If you see nothing wrong with such behaviour, it simply means, you have been given over to shameful lusts. May God forgive you.

    Read Romans 1:26-27.

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  12. @No Corruption Zambia –for you to reach the level you have reached of defending that which is evil, it simply means, there are certain evil acts you do in your life that caused God to give you over to evil spirits (more sin).

    That way there is no chance for you to know that you are lost in sin. Once, you are lost in sin, you become one with it, you become unaware of it, then death results.

    I hope this opens your mind.

  13. HH accorded rare opportunity to meet USA President Joe Biden? So does she say the same for ECL that he was accorded a rare opportunity when he met Obama and wife at the wife at the White House after the UN General Assembly. This is a normal arrangement during UN General Assembly that the US president meets several heads of states at White House and it’s a line of them not just one.
    So this is normal nothing rare and exceptional.

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  14. You will find part of the the donner aid money zambia relies on if from LGBT citizens of the west……..

    Do you refuse it and give it back ????

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  15. As a country that has sacrificed so much in the struggle to liberate much of Subsaharan Africa, and embraced a market economy based system Zambia has not been internationally recognized or rewarded as it should be . Inspire of our monumental challenges, International relief efforts are directed elsewhere! Malawi, South Africa, Ethiopia, Ghana, Uganda, etc. And we are going to sit here hyperventilating about sexuality preferences, choices or biological anomalies? It’s time a leader went to reclaim Zambias place in history and in the present. Lazy beings mimmick far goats, milking each other! Chill out, That’s their bizinesi!

  16. We need a new politics. This one is almost Dora Siliya… there should be no shortage of quality advisors and speech writers in that portfolio for goodness sake!

  17. Sorry guys, the gay thing is not normal and natural. Are we giving up on mankind, in my opinion, I think it is perversion and always see it as selfish and abnormal.

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  18. Human rights is not for weaklings. It involves defending he comfort zone of individuals belonging to minority groups you do not necessary like. For instance, racial minorities, ethnic minorities, linguistic minorities, physically handicapped people, mentally handicapped people, gender activists, divorcees, widows, elderly people, children, etc. The law is asking you to let them live in peace. The law is defending the rights of minorities. On that basis, gay rights is sounding arrogant.

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  19. With all the respect Sir, Dr Makasa, awe. Lets please not invite the wrath of God. God said man should not covert with another man or animal….and then a human being should STILL qualify this further sure?????….As a learned person, you should be aware that freedom is STILL never absolute, whether here on earth or in the next life !!! There shall come a day of judgement, unless you don’t believe in the bible. Let me educate you on something, Jesus might not be coming tomorrow or in the near distance future till His program is fulfilled, but you may be forced to follow him even by the break of morning tomorrow, that’s if you believe in what the scripture says….I end here sir! There are a lot of Zambians who live in the diaspora and because the seem these things everyday, they have…

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  20. This young lady doesn’t know how it works.
    Biden: Mr President we are very pleased with your governance and we hope that your human rights are inclusive without exception.
    This all it takes to accept gay activities…. inclusive human rights.

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  21. flag Corruption scandals: 48 Houses Social Security Cash Luxury Presidential Jet Ambulances Fire Trucks Mukula Trees Ndola-Lusaka Rd Malawi Maizegate Fuelgate Swaziland landgate Zesco Loans Honeybee

    Zambians please, stop being hypocrites! You murder; you steal; you bribe; you fornicate; you practice witchcraft; you lie; you bribe and do do all sorts of what the bible says is evil and you gon’ sit here and tell me gay people are the sinners? Why do you choose and pick what sin to condemn out of convenience? Besides sin is individual issue between a person and their God. Some sins you commit actually impact on others whereas homosexuality is a private sin, similar to masturbation and adultery, so what’s the big deal?

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  22. flag Corruption scandals: 48 Houses Social Security Cash Luxury Presidential Jet Ambulances Fire Trucks Mukula Trees Ndola-Lusaka Rd Malawi Maizegate Fuelgate Swaziland landgate Zesco Loans Honeybee

    As for responding to the likes of Nakachinda, my advice is that don’t be reactive and responding to nobodies like this guy. Be proactive and dictate the dialogue and discourse by conducting press briefings that announce your own govt agenda. Only respond to official matters and criticism from parliament; respected NGOs like LAZ; respected opposition parties; respected lecturers and not beerhall gossips… it’s waste of time and you will be reactive and soon you will lose respect.

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  23. #15 Tarino Orange. You think Malupenga can be dropped? You must know that he could have been All along a mole for the Upnd. He comes from the POST.

  24. For all intent and purposes, Zambia is a pagan nation in practice. We may claim good virtues and values and observe some of them, (which is good)
    but largely we are still hypocrites – with a holier than thou attitude. Thus, it is ‘amazing’ that we can readily condemn acts that we know little about in terms of their nature and biology – acts that occur in the privacy of peoples abodes. Yet, we the ‘righteous’, engage daily in heterosexual acts of rape, sexual deviation, perversion, frotteurism, Sexual masochism, paraphilia and masochism. Please challenge governments on ‘bread and butter’ issues as well as ensuring laws are enforced against all forms of sexual deprivation.

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  25. Comment No. 28, note that all religious beliefs need to be understood in the context of the rule of law in general and respect of human rights in particular. The pertinent human rights found in the constitution include Freedom of Worship, Freedom of Conscience and and Freedom of Assembly. Each group must be allowed to live by different religious teachings, including Bible or Koran. It is unconstitutional to impose one religious code of conduct on the whole country. Diversity means doing things differently for the greater glory of God the Creator.

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  26. Awe naimwe ba Dr. Fimofimo, don’t push wrong agendas. Are you now saying that you are more knowledgeable than God himself, our creator, who forbids these things? Remember God cannot be mocked! Galatians 6 verse 7. Whatsoever a man sows that shall he reap. God’s law is supreme.

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