Five Men Arrested in Zimbabwe for Being Gay

Published: August 9, 2011

Bulawayo24 News is reporting that five men were arrested in Domboshava near Harare on allegations of "being gay and committing acts of sexual immorality." The men are currently being detained at Domboshava Police Station awaiting trial.

    Five men have been arrested in Domboshava near Harare on allegations of being gay and committing acts of sexual immorality, state controlled ZBC News reported on Tuesday.

    The five men include a 55-year-old white and 4 black men whose ages have not yet been released, they are currently detained at Domboshava Police Station awaiting trial.

    The incident happened when a bottle store owner suspected that something was wrong after seeing the young black men spending money in an unusual manner leading him to alert the police.

Bulawayo24 News reported in June that Zimbabwe police were investigating Book Café in Harare after a group of LGBTI persons showed up for a 4 June concert by afro-pop artiste John Pfumojena. Some members of the group were dressed in drag and showed public signs of affection. Criminal Investigation Department (CID) spokesperson Inspector Zimbili said, "The law is very clear on that matter; if there was a gay parade or festival at that mall, we are going to carry a full investigation."

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