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New Zambian Constitution to Ban Homesexuality

KasokomanaThe ongoing National Constitution Convention has recommended to the Technical Committee on Drafting the Zambian Constitution to make clear and precise a clause in the draft constitution that bars Anti-Social practices such as homosexuality, lesbianism and other abominable practices from being practiced in Zambia.

The convention which reconvened for plenary discussion today has been scrutinizing articles especially those that provides the rights of people and articles that describes the minority and marginalized groups to ensure that the practices of homosexuality and lesbianism are not given leeway into the national document.

Debate deepened on article 27 of the Draft Constitution which provides that a person has the right not to be discriminated against, directly or indirectly on any grounds including birth, race, sex, origin, colour, age, disability, religion, conscience, belief, culture, language, pregnancy, health, marital, ethnic, tribal, social or economic status which rose concerns that homosexuals and lesbians might use to their advantage.

Both Kembe Member of Parliament and Bishop David Masupa noted that the people of Zambia have clearly spoken that they do not want homosexuality and lesbianism hence the need to spell out in clear terms that such practices are illegal.

And Request Muntanga contended that the article should not have a place in the Zambia constitution and the monies that people who encourage homosexuality and lesbianism promise should be rejected.

He said the drafts persons of the constitution should not include semantics or difficult language in barring such practices.

Adding to the motion Chief Mumena described homosexuality and lesbianism as abominable acts that delegates should watch closely so that they do not sneak into the constitution in any way.

The house voted against amending the article to delete ‘on any other grounds’ but after an explanation that it might allow anti-social practices, the whole house changed but called on the committee to simplify the article so that it is better understood.

A similar scenario prevailed on clause (c) of article 9 where the convention wanted the technical committee to redefine the minority and marginalized groups who should be protected and not be discriminated against so that the homosexuals and lesbians do not enjoy such constitutional rights.

Meanwhile, clause (3) of article 28 has been referred to a vote on the last day of the convention after delegates failed to reach a consensus just like on Barotse Agreement of 1964.

According to the provincial resolutions, 9 provinces recommended for the upholding of the article but delegates were divided as to whether the death sentence should be abolished or allowed to stand in the constitution.

Source: ZANIS

15 Comments

  1. Brian mooya

    We say no to homosexual, zambia is a christian country.and this staff is against the bible.

  2. CNP-4U

    am sure the PF MPs wanted to support it but were beaten ..lol

  3. Mubanga

    Yes we have clearly spoken that we do not entertain such perversion in Zambia.
    If you want to live in Zambia, desist from such evil practices.
    If you want to continue with your perversion, you would be safer elsewhere where they entertain such nonsense.
    Zambia is not for sale. No amount of Euros will make us change our stance!

    • Sam Chungu

      Where must ZAMBIAN homosexuals live? Because homosexuals are found everywhere and always have been and always will be, like prostitutes, abortion, drugs and this Chrsitian thing is some imported Western stuff so why are you using it to persecute fellow Zambians

      • Urine bag president

        Homosexuals can go and live on the Muchinga escarpments. We won’t bother them there and they can fak in the @rse as much as they want

  4. simon

    It takes a particularly perverted mind to be driven to ban something that has absolutely no effect on anyone else. Some people are homosexual. It’s a fact. Get over it. For grown adults to be bothered by that fact or to feel they need to bully homosexuals is utterly feeble and pathetic.

  5. Bob from Ferney

    Why does this issue bring out the worst in many otherwise decent people? Because they are subjected from birth to religious propaganda based on ancient texts whose origins are totally obscure. Personally, I recovered from the homophobia affliction some years ago when I faced the scientifically-proven reality that gay people are born that way. On the other hand, the anti-gays have learned, or been taught, to be that way. That is something that can be unlearned, as I have recognised. And so has UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, as he made clear in a moving address at the UN not so long ago. He is a deeply sincere man, honest with himself. http://www.hrw.org/news/2012/12/17/un-ban-ki-moon-condemns-homophobic-laws

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  8. Alan Clark

    What consenting adults do in the privacy of their own homes is nobody else’s business. Homosexuality does not harm anyone else, so it is NOT anti-social.

    As for religious objections, you have to wonder why god made so many people homosexual in the first place!

  9. Chishinka

    God never created homosexuals or lesbians. He created them male and female so that they compliment each other. When I was growing up i never experienced any boy playing mum and vice-versa. Its love for easy money that has led some of these chaps into these anti- African and anti-Zambian and anti-social conduct which must not be encouraged at all costs let alone legalizing

    • chris

      God is a homosexual himself. these rules are hypocritical

    • Alan Clark

      Why is it anti-social? How is society harmed by it?

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