Same-sex liaisons still llegal in Malawi – Minister

Malawi has asked for $388 888 (about K180 million) from The Global Fund for Tuberculosis, Malaria and HIV and Aids to support activities such as testing, counselling and treatment, condoms and prevention of risky behaviour for same-sex in the country despite homosexuality being against the law.

Minister of Health Kalilani: homosexuality remains illegal

Minister of Health Kalilani: homosexuality remains illegal

Trapence: Double standards by government

Trapence: Double standards by government

Lesbian kissing

Lesbian kissing

And Minister of Health Jean Kalilani has said those engaging in homosexuality will still be committing a crime and will be arrested to face the law.

Kalilani said there are no plans by Malawi government to change homosexuality laws, saying it will remain criminal.

“There will be no change in laws on homosexuality,” said Kalilani as quoted in the press.

“It is still a crime to anyone engaging in the practice.”

Under the Malawian penal code, a relic of British colonial rule, homosexual acts are punishable by up to 14 years in jail with hard labour. Gay and lesbian organisations have long complained that the law and widespread homophobia makes access to HIV treatment and prevention services difficult.

“It is difficult to offer HIV and Aids services to homosexuals when there are sodomy laws on the other hand. The same government is criminalising same sex relationships and the same government wants money to help them. This does not make any sense,” pointed out Centre for the Development of the People (Cedep) executive director Gift Trapence.

Trapence said Malawi “cannot continue excluding [homosexuals] identified as a key driver to new HIV/Aids infections.”

Malawi’s government moved to suspend laws against homosexuality in 2012 when it issued a moratorium where it ordered police not to arrest people for same-sex acts until the anti-gay laws are reviewed by parliament.

But that review has stalled.

Traditionalists and religious leaders in Malawi strongly oppose moves to legalise same-sex acts, arguing that homosexuality is alien to Malawi’s cultural and religious values.

But Human Rights Watch points out that arresting people for consensual same-sex conduct violates international human rights standards and constitutional guarantees of equality in many countries.

A seven-site MSM (Men having Sex with Men) HIV prevalence, social behavioural and population size estimation study released at the end of 2014 estimates show that MSM make up about 1.84 percent of the overall male population aged 20 to 39 years in Malawi or about 38 734 individuals.

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46 thoughts on “Same-sex liaisons still llegal in Malawi – Minister”

  1. Gift Trapence that is satanism. And any one in that is a satanist.
    Be careful! Ndi ndalama kodi? Ndi kufuna kudzika kodi? Kapena kufuna kukhala ndi sapoti kapena kupeza anthu oti akupatse thandizo la ndalama?
    Ndalama ndi zake uyo/awo w/aikapo nkhope yake/zao not your’s. Let the money for anthu a ndale. Money shouldent make you loose what Jesus Christ gave you on Cross as He said kwatha, and now wapulumutsidwa.
    Why are losting yourself?!

  2. Government has the duty to seek humanitarian aid for its citizenry from whosoever is kindly willing to give; be it homosexual or straight and with or without strings attached.So what you hypocrite devils!
    And just like Atheism(refusal to believe in the One true supreme God ie Monotheism-whose personal name is Yahweh/Jehovah/Jah/El or Namalenga),homosexuality too is a choice with some arrogant madness in it.Nobody…and I’m saying NOBODY is born homosexual but rather possessed by an evil spirit of the opposite sex in nature which uses these sodomites!

  3. Malindima says:

    You Trapence and et al you wrote Global Funding to suspend funding to NAC and yet your fellow mathanyulas are asking funding from the very Fund you advised to suspend aid! You should request World Vision a Christian organization tat was given responsibility to manage HIV/AIDS. See if they will support the mathanyulas on a separate silly request like this one!

  4. wachiyao says:

    Or mwana wako akathawa mnyumba mkukapedza matenda uko umamupititsabe kuchipatala sindiye kuti ikumutuma ayi

  5. alukosyo says:

    Nyasi kuno ayi. Kukandana sakandana amuna okha 2 kapena azimayi okha2. Plug imalowa pa socket basi zinakonzedwa choncho. Trapence satana akhale cousin wake.

  6. I don’t see anything wrong with what the government’s move here. These things which people who are possessed with evil spirits are campaigning for like the so called Trapence is still alien to Malawi no matter how people can try to make it right. But on the other hand government is like a parent even those who are engaging themselves in evil activities when they contract the virus goverent has to look after them. The good example is the prisoners, they’re in prison for their wrong deeds, though not all, but when they fall I’ll they must be accorded treatment but that doesn’t translate that what they did to get a prison sentence was right NO! Homosexuality should remain a criminal offence period.

  7. George Lihoma. says:

    Oooh you mean Mitchel Strumpf from German,the Music doctor famous of Choral Workshops in the early 1980’s at Chancellor College.Koditu azungu atati ayambilenso ukapolo uja panopa,titha kumagulitsana tokhatokha bola ukatamuke man.Hahahahaha.

  8. Gimbogo says:

    Its a trap set to catch homos when they seeks medical help on HIBv and AIDS

  9. Patrick Majoni says:

    Sindikumvetsa!Mukuti Trapence ali ndi nkazi?Nkazi wakeyo ngati ali serious andichite link ndimutenge ine chifukwa aTrap wa ndiye chabwino palibe.Anzawo akumenyera ufulu wa anthu pamene iwowa ali busy kumenyera ufulu wa zitsiru.

  10. Patrick Majoni says:

    Kodi a Trapese,ndi okwatira?Ndikuona ngati satanism yawafika pa thako.Aliyense ogonana ndi man/woman nzake ndi wa misala.Ngati udzudzu umadziwa kugonana waukaza ndi waumuna kulibwanji munthu.Is it because of poverty or what?Are u sure u want spoil human race in Malawi?Ngakhaletu satana mutumikilayo amadziwa kuti kuli Mulungu.It is loss of common sense munthu kumalowetsa shaft kotulukira manyi.Tsono mukamapanga uchizete wanuwo,opangidwayo amamvanso kukoma?Iwe Trapese kodi bambo ako akadakwatira tonde mzawo ukadabadwa chitsiru iwe.Nonse mukuchita nchitidwe umenewu ofunika mukhale ndi malo anuanu tione ngati pakutha pa zaka 10 kuzakhale anthu.International standards–international standarsds wachani apa.

  11. Who is fooling who here? How will government balance between helping homosexuals to fight HIV & Aids and penalizing them against their act of sodomy? I hope that your guess is as good as mine that only one master can be saved at a time.

  12. George Lihoma. says:

    People born with,and nurturing a psychological social disorder.

  13. Lookhyz says:

    Homo…..is a sin, a crime, Malawi dnt need this, its wrong!!

  14. losco says:

    Zalembedwa abale kuti kumapeto kwa nthawi amuna adzachitazopusa amuna kapena akazi okha okha.Chotero tikamaona zimenezi, ndi watch(koloko) ya antu opembedza.We can NOT avoid prophecy to be fulfiled,never!!! Koma tsoka kwaiye wo kwanilitsa ulosiwo.For your reference to the prophecy ,read Romans1v23-27.

  15. Malawi for Malawians,Europe for man abroad. NO man shall lie camally with another man,NO woman shall lie camally with another woman,even a pig imakhala ndima offspring

  16. Doggle kicker master says:

    Sex is illegal the bible condemn this stupid thing like this is a matter of satanism not normal. Thanks for the government for not legalising it.

  17. Chisomo Makapu says:

    Trapenzeyutu ndi wa zomwezi. I know him. amachita mathanyula ndi Daveson Nyadani and other fools. They learned this from Mitch Strumpf in Zomba. Dont mind this fool guys

  18. Jelbin mk says:

    This practice is disgusting to sane humans. What can a woman do to another woman? & & what can a man do to another man with all the beards kuchibwano akeakeake nyasi zimenezo komanso amene akupanga izi azilingalira ndim’mene mulungu anapangila mkazi ungamafunenso mwamuba muzako?

  19. Yankees says:

    If women what do U do when sexing? Mmapisana chala?if so isnt a sighn that U want Mbolo? If men may be U put your Penis to the Unus, isnt a sighn that U want Bumbu? Zimafunika atsikana oti amamwa ma Drugs or amuna oti amasuta Chamba, Normal people cant be in such marpractices, go ahead Guys but Nyini ndi Nyini and Mbolo ndi Mbolo you cant change their names.

  20. m;dani wanga says:

    How do these people so called gays and lesbians manage to live? . But serious guys what do government want us to think which side it is. Apa ndiye boma lili indecisive. kaya

  21. Hello! says:

    Ubve bwembweni ndithu.

  22. Peter Nkosi says:

    What a bunch of arseholes the Malawi media and politicians are.

    True: “It is still a crime to anyone engaging in the practice”.

    On the other hand, we went to enormous expense to sent the Solicitor General and an entourage to Geneva (?) last year to tell the UN that there is no political will to prosecute consensual, same-sex acts.

    Kaliliani is talking out her fat arse. Those engaging in consensual, same-sex acts will (hopefully) be left alone, as per the statement to the UN, which has been widely reported on the internet.

  23. Trapence upange divorce nkazi wako ukwatilane ndi Aunt Tiwo,until then its when I will starting taking you seriously
    Osamangobwebweta ndicholinga chakuti ndalama za Azungu zifewe deep down ukudziwa kuti mathanyula salibwino

  24. Khalani Chete says:

    Iwe Trapence, mkazi wako uja tsiku lina tidzamutchotsa maliseche tione ngati siukafunsira wina kuti umukwere? Ngatidi ulidi wosapota ma Gay ukatenge ambuyako aja udziwakwata. Ndalama ukudyazo zikupititsa kuli chete, uwona!

  25. This is abnormal to run from truth Malawi not a devilic nation.

  26. Mulopwana says:

    Zitsiru ndi zonse zimgonana amuna/akazi okha okha. Chitsiru chachikulu ndi trapenceyo. Mulungu amuzuzule ndithu

  27. zingati zanu says:

    Ma gay ndi amuna amene anatengapo chindoko komanso chizonono kwa mahule kapena azikazi awo. Anapangidwa rape ndi azibambo awo ndipo safunansso kuchindana ndi mamuna wina aliyense. Mumakonda chaani pa nyini ptuluka magazi? Zanu ndi zingati mudzatenge? Proud to be gay!

  28. Chenda says:

    This sort of behaviour must seriously be discouraged. Many thanks should go to the Government for not legalising this practice in the country as per remarks from the minister of Health.

  29. IDA cHIGALU says:

    mmene zimabeberamo sitingasiye olo mutinene

  30. Ine ndimakhala wodabwa nthawi zonse kuti bwanji awa onse amene amati amamenyera ufulu wa anthuwa (minority rights) onse ali ndi azikazi awo komanso ali ndi ana ndimawona ngati akayamba iwowo kutipatsa chitsanzo chabwino pokwatilana okha okha komanso kukamba za ufulu ndiganiza ufulu uyenera kukhala ndi malire ufulu wopanda malire ndichisokoneza mdziko chonde nonse amene mumachita advocate zokwatilana amuna komanso akazi okha okha chonde lapani nthawi yakwana yoti mulape musakonde ndalama kuposa moyo wanu

  31. PALI A MPINGO INA AZI BUSA AMENE AMATHANDIZANA NDI AZUNGU KUTI IZI ZIZI CHITIKA ,NDIYE IWO AMALIMBIKISA ANTHU OTEREWO, POPEZA IWO A MALANDILA NDALAMA KWA AZUNGU. ANTHU A MULUNGU KUSUSANA NDI MLUNGU, ZOIPA KWA BASI.
    DIKILANI MLUNGU AZA CHITA CHINA CHAKE.

  32. mboba says:

    Abale inu amuna okhaokha angakwatane zoona? Anaconda vs anaconda ndiye mumatani.zitsiru

  33. No tribalist lomwe. says:

    The word international doesnot mean the universe,it may mean more than one country, so that should not compele us to inherite this worse behaviour that even dogs can’t disgrace themself alike. museveni asked 4a biological backing but the so called international countries falled to prove so. So what mr trespass?-ur name sounds none malawian too.ur advocancy is illplaced sir..i believe homesexual is a behavior disorder that needs correction not otherwise biological. I support museveni on homesexuals.amen.

  34. Mphwache says:

    Nobody has shown these people the best sex. I can challenge the girls in the photo that one night spent with me will cure their lesbianism.

  35. zanga phee says:

    Kodi amene amati ndi amabungwe mmayesa ndi opemphera , komanso amawelenga Baibulo kapena Koran,, kodi ndi pati kapena chapter chiti pamene analemba kuti amuna kapena akazi azikwatirana okhaokha, this is malawi mwamwene , ngati ukumenyera ufulu iwe unakwatiliranjiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii? ndipo unkafuna chani kwa akazi akowo. ulape mulungu asanakukanthe wamva .

  36. Nyapapi says:

    Go to hell u pple having sex with the same sex

  37. Agalu Pa Mpando[APM] says:

    Ineso ndimapanga ngati president wanu.

  38. mangochi Kabwafu says:

    No legalizing mathanyula, period.

  39. mchewsa wa ku liongwe says:

    Awa mukuti amaufuluwa awasiye akazi awo abwere kuno tidzawakwatire

  40. Chikopa says:

    Tiyeni nkhani imeneyi tisamaikambe inu a tolankhani tisamaikambe tiapasa azunguwa matama , inu aminister asazaikanso mlomo pa nkhaniyi tiyeni tikonde dziko lathu inu atolankhani please

  41. YOUNG WILZY says:

    can we say that amuna tatha tilipo avacant igotipangani apply…ratha than kumachita nyasizi…

  42. Modziyekha says:

    same sex is not aright but abuse of right cos one gets damm doomed.

  43. Dziko says:

    Inu muzipisa bwanji ku ndata kwanuko? Kodi bolo mesa anapangira kuti kuzilowetsedwa kumeneko?

    What is sweet with your fingers? This must be real demonic in every sense of the word.
    Repent and see the truth you shall be set free. You just need deliverance. Apo ayi likana khala dziko la Ma Boko harm you were going to be Boko harmed heavy

  44. mkaaji wakweli. says:

    khalidwe ili ndilimene likubweretsa matsoka enawa pa Malawi.

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