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MP in Zimbabwe Jailed for Alleging That Mugabe Is Gay 

MP in Zimbabwe Jailed for Alleging That Mugabe Is Gay 


A Zimbabwean MP arrested and imprisoned for calling President Robert Mugabe gay should remain in jail "for her own safety," prosecutors handling the case asserted Tuesday.

Via Daily Nation:

Mrs Lillian Kirenyi, a legislator from Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai's Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) party was on Tuesday charged with undermining the authority of President Mugabe.

The court was told that the MP committed the alleged offence during an address to party supporters on December 9.

She allegedly said: "Zanu PF (President Mugabe's party) members been attacking MDC president Tsvangirai alleging he is pro-homosexuals yet Robert Mugabe has practiced homosexuality with (Professor) Jonathan Moyo (former Information minister) and Canaan Banana (Zimbabwe's first ceremonial president)."

Kirenyi appeared Tuesday before a magistrate and was charged with "undermining the authority of or insulting the president" under the country's criminal code. The court has not yet issued a decision on bail for the politician, according to news reports. (Read more here via Nehanda Radio.)

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