Malawi court convict gay couple over sex act in public place

Lilongwe Magistrate Court has convicted and fined two gay men for outraging public decency after they were caught having sex in public place in the capital city.

Gay fined for outraging public decency

Gomani when he was attacked in Lilongwe

Kelvin Gomani performed the gay sex act with Davie Loka in a car park on 4 December, 2016, the court heard through prosecutor  Sergent Ruth Chiunjika.

They were answering to offences relating to idle and disorderly persons in public place contrary to Sections 180 to 184 of the Penal Code of the Laws of Malawi.

The couple pleaded guilty for engaging in sexual activity.

Initially, Gomani and Luka pleaded not guilty to the case but lagter changed plea after the police prosecution team said they were ready with witnesses.

Magistrate Arthur Mtalimanja said the two men need to be taught a lesson by being fined K50, 000 each for their “unacceptable behaviour”.

This is not the first time for Gomani to be in headlines for same-sex relationship. Late last year, police arrested Gomani and Cuthbert Kulemeka over homosexual acts.

Government dropped the charges after pressure from donors and some civil society organisations (CSOs).

Gomani was attacked by an angry mob.

Politician and now member of ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), Ken Msonda argued that that the best way to deal with the issue in the country was to kill homosexuality-oriented people.

From that statement which he has posted on Facebook, he was dragged to court on charges of inciting others to break the law, but the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) discontinued the case.

Homosexuality is illegal in Malawi and at present, homosexual acts carry a maximum sentence of 14 years in jail.

However, Malawi recently invoked a moratorium on laws criminalising homosexuality pending a decision on whether to repeal the legislation.

The tax-funded Malawi Human Rights Commission has since said it will call public inquiries on same-sex relationships, a controversial topic in Malawi’s traditionally conservative society.

In 2010, two Malawian men were arrested and charged with public indecency after saying they were getting married.

The prosecution drew international condemnation and led to some donors withdrawing budget support – a major blow to one of the world’s poorest countries.

The then-president Bingu wa Mutharika pardoned both men on “humanitarian grounds” but said they had “committed a crime against our culture, against our religion, and against our laws”.

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ajuma
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Adayenera kuwapasa chilango chokhwima akakhale ku ndende zaka 5 uko ndikumene anga kakwatiwe zenizeni

CHIMQ
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IYI NDE MISALA

KUZiTENGERA PA MGONG’O

kamunkhwala
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very unfortunate malawians u r known as wizards and witches.yes homosexuality is sin but it has very little bad results economically compared to witchcraft and it has become a label of Malawians(witchcraft) Stop furssing about something which has minimal or even no influence on the economy of the country. Witchcraft which u say does not exist is labelled in the Bible as sin.Malawians r u saying that gay people r worst than wizards and witches or r u saying the bible is lying. If people die or get sick or mentally disturbed through witchcraft the economy surfers a great loss… Read more »
namasina
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It’ bad enough being gay but why do such an act in a public place? Uku ndiye kuziyamba dala.

Bandung Chincau
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uchitsiru. K50,000 ndi ndalamanso? mxii!!

ufulu
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Is it by coincidence that most gays seem to be mentally challenged people. My thinking is that the practice is not natural as most of the advocates of LGBT’s would want to portray to the public. It is an evil life style that goes along with other life threatening habits especially drug abuse. I still can not comprehend to see a man getting sexually attracted to another man, and a woman to another woman. the LGBT story is a very sad one the world has ever experienced. Its more pathetic than genocide, holocaust and even WW1 & WW2.

Lala La
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You are right, i love people but but not this act. Very true most gay people are mentally challenged, are aggresive and is forces of SATAN.

Tt
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My friends you are very wrong, gays are some of the most influential people in the developed world. Some of the best minds in business, art, science are gay. Ask anyone in the USA who knows about the influence they have….. They are normal people in any respect

Tt
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Christians are homophobic because they secretly know that their prince of peace aka Jesus was in fact a closeted homosexual! I mean what was a thirty something year old man, unmarried Jewish rabbi, surrounded by 12 boyfriends doing at that time? What was he doing with a naked young man at night (mark 14: 51-52). This guy was a holy homosexual

Lala La
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You are a metally challeged my friend, you don’t know what you are talking about. Jesus was not born of flesh, you have to understand that. If you say Christians are homophobic are you telling me that Jihadists will accept your nonsense act? Gay is wrong, will never be right from generation to generation, you people you like forcing rubbish to be accepted by good hands, noooooo!!! Go to hell.

Neno
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Whatever, but reading the bible Jesus acted more like a faggot than a straight dude.

That's not innovation
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That's not innovation

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truth pains
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the arguement of being adults and consenting as justification does not hold. incest is criminalized even by consenting brother and sister why? why does the law punish an adult who decides to take away his/her life but fails? why then because that’s his/her life? let’s find other good reasons for this

Tt
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They are very good and rational answers why incest is wrong and homosexual isn’t. In fact if incest is wrong and we know it’s wrong , how ? Because if we want to be very objective, the church should have been at the fore front trying to convince us that incest is okay, the god of the bible had no problems with incest, in fact the best person(heterosexual) in Sodom and Gomorrah was Lot, yahwes best example of a man, who had sexual relationships with HIS daughters ( being drunk is no excuse) . Lot impregnated his own daughter and… Read more »
hoitty
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I feel sorry for Malawian gays , gulu losankhamo owabonza lochepa ndikale nde amangothana anthu omwe omweo. Kulibenso zoti am attracted to you.. Amangoti wapezeka kuti akhoza kuvomela kumuzika nayo kuthako ndiyemweyo nkumangogawana edzi..

Zander mutiuze
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What sentence do Cash gates get? In the eyes ig God we are all sinnets. Praying fors not men u are Christian. Som hide in church. Its The same God Who created gay people and albinos u are killing in Malawi. Why do u koll them? They shade the same blood like u false Christians. It sacks when Malawians pretend tog be morron Christians. Azungu sanabwelese gay act. Unalipo ndikale. Azungu are also human. And like Malawians They are not all Azungu which are gays. Ask God Why some are bor gays and albinos. U kill albinos chifuko chaufiti. What… Read more »
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