Gay rights dismissed from Zimbabwe's new Constitution

Published: May 24, 2010

Gay rights dismissed from Zimbabwe’s new Constitution

Zimbabwe’s Constitution Select Committee (Copac) has stated that gay rights will not be included in the new constitution and that they will not enter into debate or discussion over the issue.

Copac chairperson Munyaradzi Paul Mangwana said that homosexuality was against the ethics and morals of his nation and that any outreach work the body was involved in would not involve discussion of the subject. He added that it was paramount for Zimbabwe to concentrate on development and not on "weird Western cultures".

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