Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe interrupted a talk on economic development at the United Nations (UN) General Assembly to blurt out “we are not gays.”
His comments came as he was busy urging nations to invest in the African continent and said that while he was in favour of human rights he would not allow gay marriage.
He said: “We equally reject attempts to prescribe new rights that are contrary to our norms, values, traditions and beliefs.
“We are not gays. Cooperation and respect for each other will advance the cause of human rights worldwide. Confrontation, vilification, and double-standards will not.”
It the past he has called homosexuals “worse than pigs and dogs”.
The 91 year Zimbabwe leader added: “Nowhere does the charter abrogate the right to some to sit in judgment over others, in carrying out this universal obligation. In that regard, we reject the politicization of this important issue and the application of double standards to victimize those who dare think and act independently of the self-anointed prefects of our time.”
An audible laughter from the U.N. audience is said to have been heard after the son of Africa roared on the issue he has always minced no words on.