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Chief Government Spokesperson Chushi Kasanda clarifies the government’s stance on homosexuality and LGBT

General News Chief Government Spokesperson Chushi Kasanda clarifies the government's stance on homosexuality and...

After a public outcry over the silence from the government not declaring a clear stance on the rising cases of homosexuality and sodomy in the country, Chief Government Spokesperson Chushi Kasanda has reaffirmed that Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) practice is illegal in Zambia.

Ms Kasanda who is also the Minister of Information and Media noted that the law is clear on this matter, she explained that Section 155 of the Penal Code Act Chapter 87 of the Laws of Zambia criminalises sex between men; and Section 156 of the Penal Code Act Chapter 87 of the Laws of Zambia criminalises any attempt to commit ‘unnatural offences’ prohibited under Section 155; and Section 158 of the Penal Code Act Chapter 87 of the Laws of Zambia criminalises acts of ‘gross indecency’ both between men and between women.

Ms Kasanda said that the government, therefore, warns that anyone found practicing or promoting any of the said acts is liable to prosecution in the Courts of Law.

She further said that the government wishes to restate its position on the need for citizens to uphold the moral values and principles of our society in line with the declaration of Zambia as a Christian Nation.

“The values and principles define who we are and the unique traits that bind us together as a nation, our values should, therefore, never be sacrificed at any cost,” she said

The Minister disclosed that the government also wishes to dismiss allegations by some sections of the society that it supports homosexuality, the accusations are unfair and unfounded, as the government has been consistent, before and now, in office, that it does not support LGBT.

Ms Kasanda stated that the Police and other Law Enforcement Agencies remain active and engaged in pursuing cases of LGBT whenever and wherever they are reported.

“I wish to stress that this Government has a duty to promote, protect and defend the interest of the Zambian people,” Ms Kasanda stated

Ms Kasanda has since called upon parents, the church, the traditional leadership, Non-Governmental Organisations and other stakeholders to join hands in scaling up the fight against LGBT, as this is not a fight for Government alone but for all citizens.

Meanwhile, The Ban Alcohol Activist Dr Brian Sampa who has embarked on a peaceful protest against homosexuality has been granted Police permit to proceed with the anti-gay march in a bid to raise awareness and protest against the rising cases of sodomy in the country.

The letter written by Dr Sampa to the Zambia Police Commanding Officer, Lusaka Division, with reference stating that ‘Notice of a planned protest against the rise of the unnatural act of homosexuality in Zambia’.

The approved letter from Dr Sampa is a written notice which notified the Police about the march past which will involve walking from Kafue roundabout to State House along Independence Avenue which will take place on 28th September, 2022 at 08:30 hours. It was further notified that the purpose of the walking protects herein mentioned will be to deliver a letter at State House in which they seek intervention of the Head of State in order to curb the rise of unnatural act like homosexuality.

Furthermore, it was notified that the expected number of people to be part of the protest will not exceed 40 individuals and the Office is assured of total compliance to the law.

On Friday last week the 16th of September, 2022, Dr Sampa scheduled an anti-gay march past against homosexuality, with the aim to walk from Civic Centre to State House, but the anti-gay march past was cut short after the Police stopped Dr Sampa and the team at the intersection of Longacres and the University Teaching Hospital along the Independence Avenue Road, citing that the team didn’t not obtain a Police permit that allows the march to be conducted., thus Dr Sampa and his team which included journalist where arrested and detained at Kabwata Police and were later released after being questioned.

22 COMMENTS

    • TIKKI @ 1

      You are talking trash. There is no study of genealogy that states that people are born gay. Some Gay Professor wrote a white paper and it was debunked by 17 scientists who looked at his scientific research. And 2 of these 17 scientist were also gay. He manipulated the test and his study was backed by other powerful gay lobbyist in the USA. Stop this nonsense. If you (happen) to be gay, just keep enjoying the dipping of your anaconda into someone dirty hole. Just the thought of it makes one to become sick.

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  1. if the GRZ doesn’t support homosexuality activities in zambia, even cited the Penal Code why is bishop john mambo so very upset when citizens ask the stance of the GRZ.

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  2. Do you just notify the police and thereafter go ahead with the intended purpose or after notifying the police you wait for them to issue you a permit to go ahead with your intent. Which is which according to the law? Do you just notify the police and go ahead or after notification you start waiting for a permit? i STAND CORRECTED

  3. If HH comes out in full support of this thing, Chushi will come out with justifying explanations of why homox should be supported by all Zambians. She’s denying now because the president has denied it.

  4. Chitimukulu adviced you to not pay attention to every barking dog……….

    Carryon with the business of governance, leave the empty PF tins to argue about flags and homos……….

  5. Romans 1: 26 – 32
    26 For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature:
    27 And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet.
    28 And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient;
    29 Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers,
    30 Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient…

  6. The time you people waste speaking and writing about unimportant events.
    Homosexuality and LGBT rights SHOULD BE LEGALISED now.
    Zambians will then know everyone is equal in the eyes of the law.
    If someone is gay they are gay, if you not you are not and you will stay away from it.
    You do not become gay overnight.
    A persons body belong to them not the government or other members of society.
    In the countries where homosexuality and LGBT rights are LEGALISED people just live their lives.

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  7. UPND, please remain focused, don’t follow these bruised August 12 victims, they are there to distract you, ati we won in Luangwa, what is in Luangwa, masau

  8. The most useless govt spokesperson of the recent era. She was just taught to parrot her boss’ words. Unfortunately the damage is done and no one of sound mind will believe you only the gullible will. Your speeches and the action don’t match at all. United Pungwas for National Disaster (UPND) is full of hypocrites.

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