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Sinkamba Says Foote Gay Outbursts Motivated by Other Reasons

Green Party President Peter Sinkamba has accused United States of America Ambassador to Zambia Daniel Foote of having private with the Patriotic Front government that have nothing to do with his pro-gay stance.

Foote has taken the spotlight for his verbal protests over the jailing to Kapiri Mposhi gay men by the Lusaka High Court.

The gay couple were handed a 15-year old sentence for having sex against the order of nature.

 

Mr Sinkamba has stated that the United States has some of most stringent sentences for sexual offences in the world which cannot be comparable to the 15 years imposed on the two homosexuals.

 

“Take for instance the case of sexual offender Jeffrey Epstein who liked young women. In 2008, prosecutors forged a deal whereby he avoided federal charges – which could have seen him face life in prison – and instead received an 18-month prison sentence, during which he was able to go on work-release to his office for 12 hours a day, six days a week. He was released on probation after 13 months. Last month Jeff committed suicide in prison avoiding life imprisonment this time around,” Sinkamba said.

He has accused the US Ambassador of being a hypocrite stating that it is unfair to condemn the High Court ruling when sentences in the USA were harsher.

 

“In essence, the American Ambassador is a hypocrite. It is not fair to condemn the High Court for the harsh sentence. Sexual offence sentences in the United States are harsher and can attract up to life imprisonment on Federal charges. Even polygamy and bigamy are serious sexual offences which attract 15 years or more. So, what is the fuss about on the 15 years?” Sinkamba questioned

 

He has since challenged Foote to open up that his real issue was corruption in government and not hiding in other stories to seek a platform.

“The real issue that has pissed off the Ambassador is corruption. This is the axis of evil for the beef. I think the Ambassador is just pissed off due to rampant corruption in PF Government. It appears to me that he had to find an excuse to spit it out the beef,” he added.

 

Sinkamba said sexuality is a regional or country issue adding that polygamy is a legal sexual issue in Zambia but an offence in the USA further adding that Zambians respect the sexuality of Americans on LGBT.

 

“If Americans feels strongly against the laws of Zambia on LGBT, the best thing to do is to open up the American visa system for LGBT people. May be, America can have a green card system for LGBT people which could be used as a means for such people to easily travel and settle in the USA where LGBT is perfectly legal. After all, we do not have many Zambians in the USA compared to other African countries like Eritrea and Ethiopia who went there in great numbers on a deliberate American policy,” he stated.

12 Comments

  1. Maxwell

    We respect our laws as zambians,they are no gay rights.

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  2. Manex rich

    You are right Ba sinkamba the issue is corruption here? But does he has the evidence that the courts are doing nothing? If yes its simple let him produce that & then the truth will come out.on gaysm let him fight for the two gays to be repatriated to America where they are free to practice the act,in Zambia at the moment its not in our constitution & its an offence.simple & straight forward,not until such a time when Zambians will accept the act.I rest my case here

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    • Anderson

      Zambia being a Christian nation shall not be part of the so called gaysm its God’s forbidden..my appeal to the relavant authorities it’s not to allow such a thing to happen in zambia.till Jesus Christ comes for the second time.

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  3. Pascal Matanga

    As usual President, you have seen from a not so obvious angle. Keep being objective and highly thoughtful in your critical analysis of issues at hand. God bless you, God bless Zambia. Leadership like yours should be at the helm of this nation.

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  4. jounalist

    A lot of black Americans have been convicted falsely and released after slendinv more than e0yesrs in jail let foote coment on that one

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  5. joyce

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    what our president has said is right.we as Zambia we don’t tolerate gays(rubbish)
    God bless u president lungu.

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  6. Marker

    This is as it is .It’s a pity that Foote played a coward instead of facing the facts.

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  7. MacAndrew UK london

    sentences for sexual offences in the world which cannot be comparable to the 15 years imposed on the two homosexuals.

    “Take for instance the case of sexual offender Jeffrey Epstein who liked young women. In 2008, prosecutors forged a deal whereby he avoided federal charges – which could have seen him face life in prison – and instead received an 18-month prison sentence, during which he was able to go on work-release to his office for 12 hours a day, six days a week. He was released on probation after 13 months. Last month Jeff committed suicide in prison avoiding life imprisonment this time around,” Sinkamba said.is this Fair in Zambia?

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  8. Antomwe

    On corruption , we had Kambwili who was fired for that but now our pipo see a hero in him. Whoever is ousted or sacked as a minister by the president for corruption will resurface to challenge the person who sacked and pipo will be on his side . I was very happy with HH when he frequented the ACC to purse the case of the 48 houses though after thoroughly investigations the numbers added upto more than 48. Why has HH kept quiet over that corruption matter he pursed with real vigour and purpose ? So is corruption only for the ruling party and not his UNPD or the opposition partiea? Here HH has sunk so low on this corruption matter he pursed day and night but now ni zeee cabe ( yaabija magani) . He is an under5 he has forgotten that he is on the pipo’ s radar and we are judging him each tym he opens up his mouth. HH recently went to the US to meet with the satanists who control the US to sell Zambia ( these are the pledges the made to dethrone our Christian values on gayism and that is where the trouble is come from) . US is under the spell of the satanists who control their economy and they want the same to happen to Zambia, we say ,”no”, to satanism and your gay rights. HH do the right thing and pipo with vote for you and not grafting pitfalls for our beloved country so that pipo will rise against our current president or our govt or leadership inorder to gain a political mileage or to call for an early elections. You have your chances this tym around but then be truthful and God will grant your wish whilst falsehood will jeopardize your chances of becoming our next republican president , be real and wise up . I know you did some collaboration with some of our influencial businessmen to disturbulize the economy of this country but we kept on enduring up to this day, God is telling you to stop your old evils ways and plots but to recommit your self to helping our country and God will reward you for that it may seem to be in vain but God is faithful. Food for thought HH and his crew. Chances are…..

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  9. Antomwe

    I like one thing about ECL he calm and collected as a virtue it is rare in some beings like the outspoken CK. Charles Milupi is also a cool and calm leader he deserves a chance as our next republican president of Zambia.

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  10. Angoni

    Atomwe you are man, i also see a chance for HH which he is easily blowing away for lack of political experience as you know that he is a political under 5. its not that President Lungu popular, its only that we feel safe with than HH who we cant trust.

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