Monday, December 28, 2009

Engaged gays arrested

Malawi police officials have moved in to arrest gay lovebirds Tionge Chimbalanga and Steven Monjeza, barely two days after the two got engaged at a public function in Malawi's commercial city of Blantyre.
Monjeza and Chimbalanga surprised Malawians by becoming the first self-acclaimed homosexuals to engage publicly.

1 comment:

catherine said...

What does the Malawian law actually say about gay/lesbian relationships? i'm curious to know what they will be charged with. i'm a Malawian and a firm believer in the fact that every human has the right to define themselves however they choose to. if some one is gay, what the heck does that have to do with me?
Having lived in Malawi all my life, i certainly do understand the cultural anxieties and i certainly do identify with these anxieties. Having stated that i'd like to say no Malawian can claim homosexuality has not existed in Malawi through out its history. this would be a total lie. Some blame globalisation and 'coping Western lifestyles' but i would argue that homosexuality existed even before then. it is the culture of silencing 'such deplorable things' that makes you think otherwise. The same culture of silence that would for example make a sodomised young boy not speak up or report abuse.