Former Botswana President Calls for Sodomy Law Repeal

Published: July 15, 2010

The former president of Botswana, Festus Mogae, has urged his country to decriminalise homosexuality.

Mogae made the comments during a meeting of Botswana’s National AIDS Council.

“I would not want us to persecute sexual minorities, not even sex workers,” Mogae said. “It is not something we like, but I do not think police [should] harass them.”

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