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President Hichilema Reaffirms Zambia’s Opposition to Gay and Lesbian Activities

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President Hichilema has reiterated Zambia’s stance against gay and lesbian activities, assuring the nation that his government will continue to uphold the law forbidding such “unnatural acts.” Speaking to over 400 clergy members in Chingola, the president emphasized that Zambia will remain a Christian Nation as declared by his predecessor, President Fredrick Chiluba, and that this is integral to the country’s identity.

The president urged Zambians not to believe falsehoods that his government supports LGBTQI activities and labeled such claims as “messages from detractors who are misleading Zambians aimed at derailing the country’s progress.” He affirmed that the constitution is clear on gay and lesbian activities, and he intends to uphold the provisions of the law and the normal standards and norms of Zambians who have rejected LGBTQI activities.

The meeting was attended by Joseph Kazhila, the General Overseer of Life Gospel Ministries International, who pledged the church’s support for the president’s stance against LGBTQI activities, hate speech, tribalism, and other vices. Kazhila also vowed to spearhead national reconciliation, emphasizing the need for unity and respect for the law.

The reaffirmation of Zambia’s position on gay and lesbian activities comes amid growing calls for equality and recognition of the LGBTQI community in Africa. Several countries on the continent, including South Africa and Cape Verde, have legalized same-sex marriage, while others, such as Uganda and Nigeria, have criminalized homosexuality.

President Hichilema’s stance on the matter is likely to divide public opinion in Zambia, with some supporting the government’s position and others advocating for more rights and protections for the LGBTQI community. Nevertheless, the president’s remarks are likely to reassure those who share his views that Zambia will remain steadfast in its opposition to gay and lesbian activities.

13 COMMENTS

  1. A little too late. He decides to let his bosses know in America that he will need to appease the nation with this statement to retain support. But agrees that the gay agenda is still in process. You cannot f00l us

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  2. This is why we are saying please let’s go to China and beg for them to cancel our debt because the USA will not help Zambia unless we bend over for gay rights, the two are inseparable with USA. China doesn’t care about how we handle those matters. As we waste time debating this the Kwacha continues to fall and will reach K30 by December, it is dropping at the rate of K1 per month. We need a Chinese injection into the economy to save the exchange rate please forget about the west, that ship never even set sail.

  3. GAY RIGHT WILL PREVAIL WITH OR WITH PERMISSION FROM GOVERNMENT
    ONE DAY ZAMBIANS LEARN THE MEANING OF HUMAN RIGHTS
    WE WILL COME OUT OF THE BUSH ONE DAY
    THE ONLY QUESTION IS WHEN ??

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  4. Thank you Mr. president. I know thinks are not where its supposed to be economically but we shouldn’t turn away from God

  5. KAISER SULU, IS ONE OF PLANNERS AND ORGANIZERS OF IMMORALITY AND FAKE SHOWS AND MATCHINGS BEING WITNESSED IN ZAMBIA TODAY. THESE ARE SYNDCATES PLANNED TO HELP THE CORRUPT CROOKS TO RAISE CONVINCIN FALSE ALLEGATIONS AGAINST HH. UNFORTUNATELY, AL THEIR SYNDICATES ARE FALLING BECAUSE THEY ARE BEING SWARTED BY THE ALERT CITIZENS. REMMBER 1. ABDUCTION ISSUE 2. HOMOSEXUAL MATCH 3, ISSUE OF OWNING A MINE . PLAY AND ATTEMPT TO DISTURB THE YOUTH DAY. AWE KWENA KUTUMPA SANA.

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  6. KAISER SULU, IS ONE OF PLANNERS AND ORGANIZERS OF IMMORALITY AND FAKE SHOWS AND MATCHINGS BEING WITNESSED IN ZAMBIA TODAY. THESE ARE SYNDCATES PLANNED TO HELP THE CORRUPT CROOKS TO RAISE CONVINCING FALSE ALLEGATIONS AGAINST HH. UNFORTUNATELY, ALL THEIR SYNDICATES ARE FAILING BECAUSE THEY ARE BEING SWARTED BY THE ALERT CITIZENS. REMMBER 1. ABDUCTION ISSUE 2. HOMOSEXUAL MATCH 3, ISSUE OF OWNING A MINE .4. PLAN AND ATTEMPT TO DISTURB THE YOUTH DAY. AWE KWENA KUTUMPA SANA.

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  7. LIES LIES LIES
    The president urged Zambians not to believe falsehoods that his government supports LGBTQI activities and labeled such claims as “messages from detractors who are misleading Zambians aimed at derailing the country’s progress.”
    How come we have never seen an LGBTQI or gay flag flown in Zambia, from KK to Lungu until the arrival of the new doom?

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    • What we also need to understand is that back in the days not even in the Western world did they openly talk about this issue. Time has changed and slowly the rise of social media, communication people are able to organize these events. But still it is alarming that these events are becoming common under the current regime. This issue will expose a lot of people if not handled careful. Besides are laws are very clear and as it stands, nobody has attempted to change the in favor of LGBTQI in Zambia.

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