BIRMINGHAM- Zimbabwe’s young ICT Minister Nelson Chamisa who is also National Organising Secretary for the MDC-T weaved his political magic in the UK, holding an audience of party activists spell bound with his political parables and humorous analogies that explained the political situation back home.
A delegation of party officials from Zimbabwe which included Chamisa and Co Home Affairs Minister Theresa Makone who is also Chair of the MDC-T Women’s Assembly came to address a party rally in Birmingham, the UK. Exiled Treasurer General Roy Bennett now staying in the UK also joined them.
Chamisa criticised the manner in which the indigenisation programme is being done in Zimbabwe and said Zanu PF needed to know that “10 percent of an elephant is better than 90 percent of a rat.” He accused Zanu PF officials of engaging in an ‘elite’ project to enrich themselves and not the ordinary Zimbabwean.
He clarified the party’s position on gay rights saying;
“We are clear on this. We don’t believe that a man should marry another man. We don’t believe that a woman should marry another woman. We believe that God created men and women for a particular reason. In fact you know Sodom and Gomorrah were actually candidates for destruction because of doing exactly that.
“But we are also conscious of the fact that we should not be the judge of people’s character. In as much as we feel it is not good for a man to marry another man, let the choice be an individual’s choice.
“While we don’t condone homosexuality, we also don’t condone persecution of gays. We believe that should be left to the very person who is practising homosexuality to face God, not us throwing them in jails and so on,” he said. Nehanda Radio.com