Gay rights activist arrested from Muvi TV station

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Paul Kasonkomona (raised hand)

Zambia Police last night (Sunday) arrested a gay rights activist, Paul Kasonkomona, shortly after appearing for a TV interview at Muvi TV station.

Sources say Police, on orders from Acting president and Home Affairs Minister Edgar Lungu, went to Muvi TV with a view to arrest Kasonkomona inside the studios during the live interview but Muvi TV authorities told them they had no rights to do so.

Police then waited for him outside the studio but the guy stayed inside for close an hour before his friends came and attempted to whisk him away via the motor vehicle boot.

However, Police were searching all the vehicles that were leaving Muvi TV station and found Kasonkomona in one of the vehicles and immediately effected an arrest.

He is currently being held at Woodlands Police Station.

Last week, a group of gay couples attempted to marry at Lusaka Civic Center but were stopped by the City coucil authorities.

The government later ordered arrest of anyone practising homosexuality and lesbianism in the country as it was illegal in Zambia.

The offence attracts a sentence of not less than five years imprisonment once one is convicted under unnatural offences of Sections 155, 156 and 158 Cap 87 of the laws of Zambia.

Last month, the European Union dared the Zambian government by advertising for financial support to organisations that wanted to promote the rights of gays in Zambia.

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368 Responses to Gay rights activist arrested from Muvi TV station

  1. WE DONT NEED THEIR ABONABLE MONIES, WE WOULD RATHER BORROW DOING BUSINESS AND NOT GET FREE MONEY JUST TO ALLOW GAY RIGHTS..

    NewZambia - April 10, 2013
    23:26

  2. I always neva liked Lungu but mayb I shud admit that I just don’t like his politics. Lungu as the acting president is a diferent man from the one I hate. Am realy impressed wth president beerman Lungu. I don’t think that if Mr Scote was left to act as a president these gay men were going to be tot how shameful they make us Zambian feel to have them among us. Long leave president Lungu, long live the people of Zambia abbashi gay men, to hell with America

    Simon - April 10, 2013
    22:39

  3. This should attract a death penalty so that we get rid of these sick pipo

    Big Brother - April 10, 2013
    21:17

  4. The Activist was totally wrong, how he can talk about same-sex marriege in Zambia, while gay and lesbian people suffering, discrimination, blackmailing, arrests and even murder, he could have talk about basic rights for humanity, not to do so on them, right now, Zambian low criminalizing gay rights is not for Zambian, it came from colonial era, new constituition should throw away this. being gay is not crime, how come? what you are is what you are is not crime. that’s all. Police should catch and arrest, homophopic people, and gang criminals operating freely in Zambia and they even know them, not innocent homosexuals. Zambia should be model of democracy in Africa.

    Mulenga - April 10, 2013
    20:05

  5. Can these news sites stop reporting that people tried to marry, as I don’t think they have any evidence that that actually happened. News, people! Not speculation!

    AnAppealToCommonSense - April 10, 2013
    17:12

  6. ???????

    man - April 10, 2013
    08:17

  7. Shadreck, Misheck, Abednego defied the dreaded king Nebuchadnezzer’s decree to worship idol. Their God defied effects of fire.. The Western donors are renowned for squeezing nations who in their own “civilization” discriminate against DEMON rights. Next time they will support bestiality since in their own DEMON rights these will have own sexual orientation. According to these DEMON rights activists whatever appeals to them is a right. I hope they will not advocate for humans to tame dogs to satisfy their DEMON rights

    Maunten Hills - April 9, 2013
    19:30

  8. People are so quick to preach about what is right and wrong yet if we were to see the wrongs they have done, we would run away. Some people on this bolg have rapped children, men or women and yet they critisize gay people. Who is more wrong a child molester or a gay person who minds his or her own business. The bible says a lot of things such as thy shall not steal, thy shall not commit adultery, honour thy mother and father etc. Yes there is a right and wrong but who are we to say what is and what is not.

    It’s like someone knowing they have HIV and they willingly sleep with a person without protetion. There we know there is a right and wrong and one has a say in what to do or not. Being Gay, these people have no choice no matter what we say about them seeking God or medication. Can anyone on this blog admit that they’ve followed the bible. So stop using the bible when you are sinners yourselves since you claim being gay is forbidden in the bible. By the way I too have Gay friends like Mweemba and some not all, happen to be the nicest people you can ever meet. What they do in private should have nothing to do with how we perceive them. Just like most have boyfiends and girlfrinds outside of marriage. Because they do it in private and others don’t know is what saves them from backlash. But if their husbands, wives or relatives found out, then it would not be acceptable and they too would be judged the same way gay people are.

    Don't Judge - April 9, 2013
    19:05

    • Bakalamba what is wrong is simply that whether condemned by a sinner or not, Whether done in the dak or in the light. Just because we sometimes can not meet the bible requirement of donot steal does not mean that when we see someone stealing then he has not stolen nor should we not condemn them. What defines what is wrong or right are the laws of a community or whatever set-up (tough luck if the laws of that set-up are unjust as they’ll condone what is unjust to be just). The laws of Zambia donot allow same sex marriages and until they are repealled, doing otherwise is unjust and should be strongly condemned by all. I suggest that you sir start with openly condening your friends as what they are doing is wrong nomatter how nice they are to you.

      Half-Way Crook - April 10, 2013
      07:51

  9. I bet you some of these politicians are the one’s practicing this. Some of them with the way their teeth and mouths are shaped only suggests too much lolly-pop.

    Not My Problem - April 9, 2013
    18:43

    • That doesn’t even make any sense.

      Wei - April 11, 2013
      05:48

  10. the more i listen to christian dribble justifying hate …… the more i disbelieve……. it is an evil religion, that masquerades itself in love……. sorry no repenting here……. horrible superstition brought about by Constantine

    chris - April 9, 2013
    16:22

  11. read leviticus 20 vs 13.we gonna deal with all faggots,God has given the authority

    ezy daddy - April 9, 2013
    15:38

    • i guess u r poor and lack education

      chris - April 9, 2013
      16:11

    • the more i listen to christian dribble justifying hate …… the more i disbelieve……. it is an evil religion, that masquerades itself in love……. sorry no repenting here……. horrible superstition brought about by constantine

      chris - April 9, 2013
      16:17

      • Christianity is a good religion but not everyone that comes in the name of Jesus really knows him, otherwise they would not be casting stones like this.

        Wei - April 11, 2013
        05:50

  12. i propose a full throttle campaign of stigma and discrimination against these animals, good work Zambia police, the rule of law should prevail-fuck all the the people supporting gay rights, may heaven rain hell fire if this nonsense is allowed.

    TheWitchKingofAngmor - April 9, 2013
    14:44

    • I thought Christianity was a religion of peace……. do u even listen to yourselves?
      you are very vengeful…….

      chris - April 9, 2013
      16:12

  13. Homosexuality is a quest to render the human race extinct. The gays should all come out in the open and be quarantined in a certain area. Because they will not be giving any offspring they will all eventually die after a certain period of time. They should never be allowed to adopt any child as they do not want to have children of their own. If they want to help vulnerable children they should donate the resources meant for the upkeep of vulnerable children to organizations that are engaged in such activities.

    MUFANASAE NIMUTEEBA - April 9, 2013
    14:09

  14. Zambians are really backward fools…. thank goodness i relocated. You have so many problems like HIV and poverty to be concentrating on gay relations… grow up and d educate yourselves…. stupid idiots p.s also be open minded

    chris - April 9, 2013
    10:20

    • Gay

      Ku-bed - April 9, 2013
      13:43

      • rather be gay than an uneducated nincompoop

        chris - April 9, 2013
        15:03

    • Being open-minded does not mean saying yes to everything. It means you listen and make an informed decision. So don’t try to shame us into swallowing this one because I assure you, there is no shame in rejecting it. On the other hand, I think it is wrong to arrest them. There are plenty of answers to everything they are saying.

      Some-Of-Us - April 9, 2013
      13:56

      • mind your own beeswax…. savage creep…. who cares what u do in private?
        concentrate on reducing your poverty and AIDS pandemic…… Heavens!!! these poor people who get high by bashing others…. so lets say they imprison that activist guy… Will it make u a happier person? take u off ur poverty….. priorities dude…. do not fixate

        chris - April 9, 2013
        15:00

        • Tell me what you understand by “open-minded”. Don’t try to tempt me into an insult duel ‘cos you will certainly win.

          Some-Of-Us - April 10, 2013
          10:04

    • I don’t have much to say on homosexuality but Chris has a point. Why doesn’t the government focus on eradicating poverty and educating the masses. If they could divert all this energy towards more productive issues that will bring about development.

      concerned citizen - April 9, 2013
      21:30

    • You must be gay that’s why u relocated u idiot

      anti-gay - April 10, 2013
      08:51

      • u sound as angry as a latent homosexual

        chris - April 10, 2013
        20:30

  15. God did not create a homosexual being he said it is not good for a man to be alone and he created a woman and not a man out of man.Those gay people are just possessed with evil spirits and they need spiritual help.Christian wake up and stand up for nation do not let the devil devour our land and just watch hopelessly before he progresses let us join forces and destroy any evil plan which is attacking mother Zambia. ZAMBIA FOR JESUS!

    Concerned Citizen - April 9, 2013
    09:20

    • So if God did not create them who did?

      Wei - April 11, 2013
      05:53

  16. You mean yakumbuyo? Then you dont know what you are missing!

    shimwitwa - April 9, 2013
    08:47

  17. My friend you are openly defying God’s commandment. No man shall lie with another man. Be happy now and suffer eternal damnation or get prayers to exorcise the demon in you and have a chance at eternal life. The bible is clear about this. Don’t be cheated by satan.

    Observer - April 9, 2013
    08:04

  18. You deserve hell nigga not Zambia coz you are a dog.

    massanger. - April 9, 2013
    07:17

  19. Who determines what is good and for who?

    This matter needs people with BRAINS not Emotions.
    Once a wave has started,no one can stop it.

    Think Tank - April 9, 2013
    06:35

    • stupid idiot which wave!

      mk - April 9, 2013
      06:42

  20. I hop we are not making paul a hero to the western countries? What tribe is he by the way to promote such a satanic thing?

    CECIL RHODES - April 9, 2013
    06:24

    • satanic is persecuting innocent people…. step out of your box and look at this objectively….. am ashamed to be zambian…. i really cannot be associated with this collective idiocy…. bullies and spiteful people

      chris - April 9, 2013
      15:28

      • Really? Iwe ka Chris stop thinking with your ass! Zambian law does not allow the practice of homosexuality and we will not change the law to suit a few brain-washed dweebs like you. Get lost!.

        Hmmm! - April 9, 2013
        16:12

  21. We’ll not tolerate gay-ism.Sodomy makes people behave worse than dogs and chickens.No gay rights in Zambia, no no no no no.

    Don Corleone - April 8, 2013
    23:42

  22. They should be sent to an island or planet to live on, and see if they will be able to multiply and produce a next generation. let em be extinct.

    RECTIFIER - April 8, 2013
    23:24

  23. NEVER! Go to TB Joshua for deliverance

    amazed - April 8, 2013
    22:25

  24. Imagine if parents of this chaps were doing the same things they ar trying to promote, were their going to be born nd be involved in all this rubish, they there bcos they parents married nd produced them for them to produce others as well. dont follow thze

    gkc - April 8, 2013
    21:23

  25. come out in open you fools and we shall sort u proper

    vampire - April 8, 2013
    21:10

  26. Dirty stinking bast**rds lovers of shit holes. May you burn forever in Hell

    BLACKNIGHT - April 8, 2013
    21:02

  27. Muscle Boy go to hell.

    Truth B Told - April 8, 2013
    20:51

  28. 100% support gay rights, have a lot of wonderful gay friends. What people do in their bedrooms is not public business because all of us we could be arrested for what we do in the four walls. Viva rainbow

    mweemba A - April 8, 2013
    20:25

    • Cheers to you! Great to know that there are reasonable people in this country. From reading these comments, its easy to forget, real easy.

      Anna - April 8, 2013
      22:53

    • Yeah? If the act is bedroom bound, why the coming out?
      What next, I guess you are going to see wankers coming out too.

      Keep it in the bedroom where it belongs and nobody, I mean nobody will know, nobody will bother you.

      Sosikisi - April 9, 2013
      04:46

      • Exactly! It is a sin so hide it. Then it is between you and God. When you try to promote it, that is what can not be tolarated and God also gets angry

        tefyo tefyo - April 9, 2013
        05:06

    • Real shit lover thumbs-up you inspire the devil

      Ku-bed - April 9, 2013
      13:49

    • Ba Mweemba, ba Mweemba. Is Henry Kapata’s office somebody’s bedroom?

      Some-Of-Us - April 9, 2013
      14:01

  29. YOU GAY PEOPLE ARE SICK. WHAT YOU NEED ARE MEDICINES TO MAKE U STRAIGHT. WHAT WE ARE SAYING IS THAT WE DO NOT HATE SOMEONE WHO IS GAY BECAUSE THAT IS HOW THEY ARE BORN BUT WE DONT SUPPORT THESE PEOPLE IN SLEEPING WITH COLLEAGUES OF THE SAME SEX BECAUSE THE BIBLE SAYS THIS IS WRONG.SURELY YOU GAYS U CANT UNDERSTAND THAT. WHY ARE U BRINGING ARGUMENTS WITHOUT QUOTING THE BIBLE ON SODOMY.WHETHER YOU LIKE IT OR NOT U WILL BURN IN HELL. THE DAY YOU WILL BE DYING YOU WILL BE IN GREAT AGONY BECAUSE YOU WILL KNOW THAT HELL IS WAITING YOU IDIOTS.

    nyamazan - April 8, 2013
    19:45

    • Ya, truth at it again the normal shall set u free thumbs-up

      Ku-bed - April 9, 2013
      13:52

    • You will be my roommate in hell because surely The Lord will judge you as harshly as you have judged me and all other homosexuals.

      Wei - April 11, 2013
      05:56

  30. Why are the muzungus and chinese in the picture? This just proves this is one of their lead protests. All three scriptures forbid this behavior however these muzungus want to show solidarity. Yabba. Deport Them.

    AATI WHAT - April 8, 2013
    18:51

  31. This God damned souls will fucking burn in hell fuck damn all

    Joe bulls - April 8, 2013
    18:37

    • Joe Bulls, your tone sopunds like you are Joe Balls, kekekekeke

      shimwitwa - April 9, 2013
      08:46