Black Missionaries add voice to Lucius anti-gay stance: ‘Mathanyula has no place in Malawi’

Malawi’s reggae kings Black Missionaries have added their voice of support to lawmaker-cum-musician Lucius Banda in disapproving homosexual acts, saying it isn’t “right”.

Ma Blacks : Homosexuality is immoral

Ma Blacks : Homosexuality is immoral

Banda has been making headlines for his standpoint against homosexuality- locally known as Mathanyula – after he saw two men kissing in the audience as he was performing at Zitherepano on Christmas Eve.

Black Missionaries manager Ras Ray Harawa said the reggae stars are rallying behind Lucius Banda, self-acclaimed Soldier of the Poor, on his anti-homosexuality stand.

Harawa said ‘Mathanyula’ is immoral and has no place in Malawi.

“We have better things to be worried with than discussing gays whose acts are immoral, influenced by Western powers,” said Ras Harawa.

He is quoted in the press also saying, gays “better do their stuff in their bedrooms than in public”.

Harawa said Black Missionaries can’t stop LGBTI people from coming to their shows but asked them to “behave.”

Banda, Balaka North legislator for United Democratic Front (UDF) who has proposed holding a national referendum to ask citizen if the country should decriminalise homosexuality, admitted that homosexuals do exist.

He, however, said LGBTI people should not be publicly showing their same-sex lifestyle as that would be tantamount to “provocation” to heterosexual people.

“They can do their stuff in their homes, just like they can come to our shows and enjoy,” he said.

Banda stood his ground, insisting that he has a right to express himself and that he is not homophobic or inciteful as branded by a leading gay rights NGO Centre for Development of People (Cedep) executive director Gift Trapence.

The musician said he even tells his children that he can disown them if they are homosexuals.

“We are all sinners but we don’t have to parade with our sins in public,” said Banda.

Minister of Justice and Constitutional Affairs Samuel Tembenu announced amid pressure from several Western countries—including the United States of America (USA) and Germany—United Nations and Human Rights Watch (HRW) that Malawi suspended enforcement of anti-gay laws, among them Sections 137(a), 153, 154 and 156 of the Penal Code pending a High Court review of their constitutionality.

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ISAAC HANDSOME MFUNE
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8 months 18 days ago
I GREE WITH LUCIUS AND MA BLACKS please don’t allow manthayula to happn here in Mw amene akupanga benefit ndi anthu ochepa akutumidwa ndi munthu m’modzi chonde atsogoleri change u r mind tikudziwa mwalandira ndalama ku choka kwa Donors MULUNGU MUWALANGE ANTHU AMENEWA mkukaniza INDIAN HEMP ndikuvomereza ZINTHU ZOYIPA KOMA AMALAWI SITIZATUKUKA TIKHALABE POMWEPA BASI.
felix masamba
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8 months 19 days ago

Sizoyenela kuvomeleza zimenezi ndizolakwika kaya azipanga kwawo komko

Maseko
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Maseko
8 months 19 days ago

YENSE AKUPANGA PROMOTE MATHANYULA ASOWE BASI APO BII DZIKOLI KUKHALA NGATI KU STATES KWAWO KWA SATANIC OSAWERUZA OSAWERUZA NDE KUTI CHANI OPUSA IWE UKULALATILA MA BLACKS KODI CHAMBA SIZOMERA ANTHU ANAYAMBA KUSUTA KALEKALE KOMA ZAMATHANYULA ZAKOZO UKULEKA KUPANGA POYERA UWONE ANTHU AKUPONYE MIYALA KOMA ONSE ONSE AKUPANGA NCHITDWEU APHEDWE PLEASE

Boyd Kilembey
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Boyd Kilembey
8 months 20 days ago

Not so long ago men in dreads or with ear rings were shunned by the Malawian society. In the mid 70s it was “prostitutional” for a woman to go to church in a “kelly kit”. The “justification” for such behaviours was also in the Bible. Maybe we should have killed them instead of fighting for their rights because they were not fitting the norm.

Bwanali
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Bwanali
8 months 20 days ago

Disrespecting God’s nature will have its outcome when HE (JESUS) comes again.The problem is that we always respect and wants our wills to be accomplished than of our CREATOR. Its all about the “great controvecy” prophecied in the BIBLE. Woe unto those who fulfill the prophecy. Its not me but the Holy Bible

Cay-tri
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Cay-tri
8 months 20 days ago

Better To Legalise The Smoking Of Ganja Than Homosexual

Aningo
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Aningo
8 months 20 days ago

The descriptions ‘not right’ ‘immoral’ or ‘sinful’ are not reason enough to criminalize a behaviour. This is business for institutions such as the church or the family to deal with. There is nothing for the police or the criminal justice system here. The chamba that these guys smoke has worse consequences for the nation in the areas of mental health and the economy

Misheck sibande kaitano
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Misheck sibande kaitano
8 months 20 days ago

MATHANYULA AZICHITIKA KU MALAWI .MULUNGU AZALANGA YEKHA,INU NDINU MULUNGU?BIBLE LIMATI USAWERUZE NZAKO .LUCIUS NDINDANISO INU MABLACKS CHAMBA THOO.OFUNIKA KUYAMBA INU ACHAMBA.SIYANI ANTHU AZIKWERANA OSAFUNA AKHALE AMADYA KWANU ,KAPENA AZIKAKWERANIRANA KWANU?STUPED ,MATHANYULA WOOOOYEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!

Tengupenya
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Tengupenya
8 months 20 days ago

chiri kwa mzako!

smoking weed is immoral and is influenced by a foreign cult. we have better problems to discuss than to listen to suggestion to legalize possession and personal consumption of chamba.

mathanyula is an expression of love between consenting men or an outlet for sexual desires by consenting men. when it is forced, then it becomes indecent (sexual) assault (Laws of Malawi do not yet recognize rape of a male). it is inherent in its practitioners without foreign influence. it is also practiced by male-female couples by the way.

Bambo a Rahim
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Bambo a Rahim
8 months 20 days ago

Ma reggae kings aku Malawi ndi amenewa?
Ndakaika.

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