Wednesday, 9 April 2014

Shame on South Africa

As Ugandan police raid an HIV project assisting gay people, and deny that the bill is unconstitutional (despite it being unconstitutional), South Africa wades in to spread the love of Nelson Mandela by throwing its support behind the persecution of gay people:

Responding to a parliamentary question on whether he intended to clear South Africa's policy position regarding Uganda's anti-homosexuality law, Zuma said: "South Africa respects the sovereign rights of other countries to adopt their own legislation." 
"In this regard, through diplomatic channels South Africa engages with Uganda on areas of mutual concern bearing in mind Uganda's sovereignty," Zuma said through a written response to the National Assembly.

Hardly surprising from a country where a teenager was murdered at an LGBT 'rehabilitation' camp, and whose key ambassador to Uganda, Jon Qwelane, has himself been convicted of anti-gay hate speeches.

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