lundi 7 novembre 2011

The former president of Zimbabwe, Canaan Banana, the stigma of Africa.

Canaan Banana Sodindo, Zimbabwean statesman of Ndebele origin was born in Esiphezini in Southern Rhodesia (Zimbabwe) March 5, 1936. In 1962 he graduated at the College of Epworth, England. He was ordained an Anglican Methodist minister the same year. He completes his theological studies at "Wesley Theological College" in Washington, DC in 1975. On April 18, 1980, he became the first President of the Republic of Zimbabwe.
         On December 31, 1987, his term expires, he gave the presidency to former Prime Minister Robert Mugabe.
         In 1997, he was accused of sodomy and murder of his bodyguard, Jeff Dube.
         His wife Janet (b. 1938), his four children and his entourage believe when President Robert Mugabe just wants its predecessor.
         In court, parading his former bodyguards, a cook and a gardener who testify they were sodomized by their boss. No doubt, for years, Pastor and President of Zimbabwe well concealed his homosexuality.          Regarded as a sage, he held the office of envoy of the Organization of African Unity (O.A.U.) in Liberia and South Africa during the apartheid regime.
         On January 18, 1999, he was sentenced to ten years in prison, where he will remain in effect until two years since he was released in January 2001. In reality, he was deeply weakened morally and physically exhausted.
         In October 2000, his wife Janet, shocked and humiliated and four children get political asylum in Britain while Canaan Banana died in Johannesburg on 10 November 2003.
         No African president nor any member of an African government attends the funeral of one who has become the shame of Zimbabwe and Africa!

The African presidents and the Homosexuality.

         In 1998, Robert Mugabe said: "Homosexuality is a defect of white society, which does not apply to Africans!"

         Former Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo told him that homosexuality was a "perversion of the divine right," while his Ugandan counterpart, President Yoweri Museveni is that homosexuals are guilty of "crimes against nature".
         On May 18, 2008, the President of Gambia, Yahya Jammeh, for his part ordered the homosexuals to leave the country for twenty-four hours in providing heavy penalties for "accomplices": "Any hotel that hosts such individuals will be closed because their behavior is illegal. We are a Muslim country, and I will never accept such individuals in this country. "
         Former President of Namibia, Sam Nujoma (1990-2005), said: "In our society, homosexuals must be condemned and rejected."
         The South African Constitution, adopted two years after the first multiracial elections of 1994, prohibits discrimination on the criteria of sexual orientation. The country has also legalized in 2006 unions between same sex.
         In contrast, 38 of the 53 African states have laws criminalizing homosexuality. And the tendency is to tighten the screw, as in Burundi in 2009 that created a prison sentence to punish the relationship between same-sex partners.
         In Malawi, the first "gay married" in the country were sentenced in early 2010 to 14 years in prison before being pardoned by President Bingu wa Mutharika
, following a UN intervention.

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