Malawi government has vehemently rejected a push by the UN human rights council to legalise same sex relationships and abolish death penalty in Malawi.
Secretary for Justice and Solicitor General Jane Chikaya Banda confirmed the government’s stance on the matter.
Banda said legalising same sex would be against the Constitution of the Republic of Malawi and values of Malawians.
The US and its European allies are pushing Third World countries to legalise same sex marriages and respect rights of the minority groups who include gays and lesbians.
However, this is the first time the government has told the UN off on same sex marriages.
The UN secretary general Ban Ki Moon came to Malawi to secure the release of a gay couple after they were arrested during the Bingu wa Mutharuka regime.
On the death penalty, no one in Malawi has been executed since the dawn of multiparty in 1994 when Bakili Muluzi came to power as most death sentences have been committed to life sentence though the government has resisted to abolish the death penalty altogether.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :