Zambia govt orders arrest of same-sex marriage couples

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By CLAVER MUTINTA
MINISTER of Home Affairs Edgar Lungu says the police should bring to book couples who attempted to register same-sex marriages with the local authority in Lusaka over Easter.
On Saturday, four couples made up of four Zambian students and the men of foreign origin approached marriage registrar, Henry Kapata, trying to register their gay marriages but Mr Kapata sent them away.
The couples are Ritch Hemman, 64 and George Nsama, 26, Clive Reeves, 48, and Bruce Lianda, 22, Jones MacPherson, 36, and Sylvester Sichilima 30 and Humphrey Ray, 53 and Caleb Muswema, 34.
Mr Lungu said yesterday that the police should investigate the matter and establish the truth as Government does not support homosexuality.
“If the men are found to have committed any offence, action should be taken accordingly,” he said.
He said it is not for him to direct the police to pursue the gay men because the officers are competent enough to discharge their duties if an offence has been committed.
“It is a pity that foreigners have started bringing this thing to us now. We are on dangerous ground where people are bringing new things to us and we are watching.
“The police must do their work…same-sex marriages are not a normal thing and we do tolerate such,” he said.
The minister said Zambian law does not support same-sex marriages and it is shocking that some people can come out in the open and attempt to register an illegal practice.
Mr Lungu challenged the church and community to condemn same-sex marriages and not embrace alien practices.
He said gay marriages have created problems in countries where they are allowed and that Zambia is not ready for the acts.
And Lusaka province commissioner Joyce Kasosa said the police will only start investigating when Mr Kapata reports the matter to the police.
She said police have no basis on which to commence investigations in the absence of a formal complaint or report.
“We want the person who witnessed the event to help us to start investigations,” she said.
Ms Kasosa said police are aware that there could be bad practices in the communities which are not reported to law enforcement officers.

Source: Zambia Daily Mail

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73 Responses to Zambia govt orders arrest of same-sex marriage couples

  1. muli fipuba bonse who are suporting gayism,idiots.

    bm - April 7, 2013
    06:02

  2. Ba undertaker,iceberg & jersey shore pls think,your parents are male and female.if it was not so you would have not been here on earth.I dont understand you people.God created us male and female and that is how it will always be.Guys wild animals are better than you coz iam yet you see male dog following after a male.if animals dont do such why should a Man created in the likeness of God do such? coz of money?Even people who say that its human right same sex marriage must be allowed have wives.(The UN leader has a wife,The USA president has a wife.)therefore in Zambia such is a non starter.Bravo to your government for the step taken “arrest anyone who wants same sex marriage”or let them go to Europe if not America(USA).Boss Adam was alonely until God created him a WOMAN and when Adam looked at Eve ah bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh.GENESIS2:23-24,A man therefore shall leave his (father and Mother) and be jointed to his wife.I have no kind words for people in support of same sex marriage,The parents home is (Father and Mother) not (Father and Father) or (Mother and Mother)ROMANS1:18-31,We must protect the family values from wicked minds and hearts people used of the devil.ZAMBIANS ITS TIME TO PRAY.

    flat 4 - April 6, 2013
    22:40

  3. Homosexuality is synonymous to ‘Satanism’.

    Kamunu - April 6, 2013
    18:13

  4. “In the last days you shall see great and abominable things,shamefull and detestable to the sight of GOD people these are the last days do not be surprised the new world order is now controlling peoples minds let us remain in prayer for nthis world s almost coming to an end read matthew 24 and be aware of these things God bless you.God created ADAM aAND EVE not ADAM AND STEVE

    luwiza namwinga merv - April 6, 2013
    16:19

  5. Gay marriage in Zambia isnt allowed because its a christian nation but because its not in our against the laws that we have.Its that simple,even if we went to the polls to decide,the gays would lose.Our culture,whether lozis,tonga,bemba,lamba,luvale etc do not support or condone such nuisance.

    BlakOma - April 6, 2013
    13:39

  6. Even Loti in the Bible pleaded with those men who wanted to go and rape the angels as they tried to whisk loti away from doom. So, everybody supportin
    g Lesbianism or Gayism, just shut up and know that their days as well as yours are numbered. Remember, God hates such. Loti offered his beatiful daughters to those men instead, meaning its man to women ONLY. Kanshi chaba shani? Whom do u want to surprise by such marriages. Ifyabupuba. Straight Zambians, lets rise up against such. The earlier we do it, the better.

    nathan - April 5, 2013
    11:11

  7. Even AIRTEL KITWE OFFICE THEY ARE THERE.

    REBASED ZULU - April 5, 2013
    10:06

  8. There is no such a thing as marriage anymore in European countries. They have lost morals and that is why they shoot each other as krazy. Look at the age difference between the foregin nationals pumping iron behind these young Zamnbians? Family values died alot time ago in European countries that’s why you have so many krazy children shooting at innocent people. Zambia be careful with homosexuality.

    zimbwi - April 5, 2013
    02:01

    • What are u talking about?

      mweemba A - April 6, 2013
      16:39

  9. This is madness, women are plenty and complaining of of Men shortage.

    Joe Johnson - April 4, 2013
    21:34

  10. wow!!! wat HOMOZ can do.let 1 make a mistake of coming out he/she’ll see wat stones can do.we’ll stone them 2 death cant wait

    muka chair - April 4, 2013
    20:16

  11. The LAW in Zambia is very clear on sodomy and Zambians will NOT change it for White people’s sub human desires and who needs their pennies? American and UK influence in Africa ended. There’s BRICS and the change is for good. So cage homos and any perpetuators as per existing law. Don’t let them destroy Zambia’s future. Wait to what’ll happen to those promoting this inhuman practice, they’ll lose the future to human beings. A DISEASE will infect all homosexuals more deadly than AIDS

    North Westerner - April 4, 2013
    18:13

    • That disease should infect them now!!

      For Jesus - April 5, 2013
      19:31

  12. he just missed a comma between ‘men’ and the word ‘and’ to mean wat he meant dont laugh at him its just a typing error.

    limpo - April 4, 2013
    15:22

  13. Leave them alone…….

    UNDERTAKER - April 4, 2013
    13:21

  14. What offence have they commited, what charge are you going to give them, marriage is not a criminal offence not even an offence anywhere in thee world. Ba Edgar Chakolwa Lungu acting Chakolwa president,what law did you pass at UNZA and ZIALE? This explains why your DPP HAS NOT WON ANY CASE , REMEMBER HOW IT WENT WITH THE CHINESE IN LUANHSYA AFTER KAMBILI OR IS IT CHIMBWILI MADE OVERZEALOUS STATEMENTS. iN FACT IT MAY YOU WHO IS HOMOSEXUAL

    Bob Sichinga - April 4, 2013
    13:06

    • Zambian law does not support same-sex marriages…
      .
      Which part of this sentnence don’t you understand you idiot of a person! You are even deriding Edgar for standing up to what is right as per our constitution!..Atase get some sense from The Realist well balanced thoughts..level headed observations…not yours which are full of nothing but hate..you will choke with hate kapuli iwe!

      masipaahao! - April 4, 2013
      13:35

    • Un natural act. The law is very clear no un natural shall be condoned. Read the law before u show yo ignorance to the public

      Mujahideen - April 5, 2013
      17:10

    • ONLY A PERSON WHO DOES NOT KNOW THE BIBLE CAN SAY SUCH COMMENTS LET US CALL A SPADE A SPADE IF ONE HAS COMMITED AN OFFENCE THEY HAVE COMMITED AN OFFENCE IT IS A SIN AGAIST GOD NOT AGAINST ZAMBIA AS A NATION BE REALISTIC “”"”"
      “In the last days you shall see great and abominable things,shamefull and detestable to the sight of GOD people these are the last days do not be surprised the new world order is now controlling peoples minds let us remain in prayer for nthis world s almost coming to an end read matthew 24 and be aware of these things God bless you.God created ADAM aAND EVE not ADAM AND STEVE

      luwiza - April 6, 2013
      16:28

    • They have violated the Zambian law which does not permit same sex marriages. PERIOD. They Have violated the DIVINE LAW WHICH IS AGAINST HOMOSEXUALITY.

      Kamunu - April 6, 2013
      18:11

    • Muntu SOYA, what type of a useless idiot are you ? Here we cannot allow such marriages cos it is abnormal and unZambian to use someones ass for sex. Those animals who went to register such marriages must be sent to prison and be made to stay there until death takes them away.It does not matter what type of law someone studied at UNZA or anywhere else, what is unhuman in Zambian will remain unhuman and any one who takes it to be human is a “GOOD FOR NOTHING IDIOT”, hell will swallow him soon.

      Bala Ngombe - April 7, 2013
      05:03

  15. Such ar the idiots we need deported.

    Teacher S - April 4, 2013
    13:00

  16. Mule, i get your anger and disgust. but will you call for the killing of your friend or family member if they were gay? please dont say they cant be. remember way back how we used to look at HIV as the disease of wicked/loose people and not us and our close ones? what happened? we realised even our own family members were dying fro the disease. dont just condemn. you are either gay or affected. truth!

    The Realist - April 4, 2013
    12:54

    • Wat truth? rotten thoughts, utterly rubbish. wat kind of people are u? Surely animals are wiser than these morons. They disgust me.

      limpo - April 4, 2013
      15:03

    • So are you saying being gay is a disease like HIV? Then most of you wont survive! Because we wont have mercy on you like we do for those with HIV!

      Mubanga - April 4, 2013
      19:29

  17. The thing is, let these despicable idiots go and join their fellow homos in USA, UK or somewhere else where such is entertained. Failure to which we shall hunt them down one by one until they are driven to extinction! Start slaughtering them one after another until non of them is left, total annihilation!

    Mule - April 4, 2013
    12:43

    • You Hypocrites!!Why have u not killed prostitutes and thieves that u always mingle with in your neighbourhoods.PREJUDICED,Jaundiced thinking ‘HOLLIER THAN THOU’FAKE CHRISTIANS .Prostitutes and thieves are more dangerous to u than a happily married gay couple Bafimbwii.Only God is our judge u fake Christians.How does giving rights to gays affect your life even as a Chritian who lives around prostitutes and thieves?!!

      ICEBERG - April 4, 2013
      13:56

      • wat a disgusting comment. The bible is clear and is against all the vices u mentioned u fool. God also doesn’t allow gayism. Your thoughts are demonic infact you need deliverance you moron. Lock them in cells and throw the keys away stupid idiots.

        limpo - April 4, 2013
        15:10

        • So Hitler was right in gassing Homos,blacks,lame and jews?remember he believed it was for the good of mankind!

          The thinker. - April 7, 2013
          05:02

    • So are these ‘Christian’ comments – condemning ppl to death? I wonder if Jesus would have the same views – I bet Jesus would actually defend the gays

      Jersey Shore - April 5, 2013
      09:31

  18. Zambians, where you find the time to insult and hate and put aside your work for this is beyond me. Cant we talk of something else? like asking how the $750m bond is being spent? By now i expect people to know how govts operate. whenever there is a pressing matter that threatens to stain the govt, the govt usually jumps onto something that they know the majority will be pleased with if they condemn it. and that is what is happening. the president’s health is not ok, the spending of the $705m is questionable, the lifting of RB and persecution of opposition is raising eyebrows, the kwacha is tumbling, mealie meal prices skyrocketing etc. So Zambians are worried and agitated. why not condemn the very thing that threatens what they hold dear(christianity)by publicly condemning homosexuality? thats it! Trust me, not until president Sata himself speaks against it will the govt machinery come into effect and thwart these practices. for now, please dont waste your energy. and for your own information, homosexuality is very rife in the animal kingdom. just google. and homosexuality is not a hobby. when did you wake up and decided to become heterosexual? u dont remember. same thing with gays. they did not wake up and decided to become gay. its impossible to change one’s sexuality simply by choice. and the fact that a small group of gays went to civic center does not mean all gays want to marry. the same way not every straight person wants to get married. also, legalising gay marriage will not make people stop having babies. when you are straight, nobody can make u gay. u will continue having sex with the opposite sex and babies will come forth. and as i close, i beg of you please..stop selecting scriptures in the bible to condemn gays while u ignore others. countless heterosexuals have sex before marriage and thats ok? the bible condemns that. plus this country is full of churchians. and very few christians. if you feel insulted by my comment, go ahead and insult. but it wont make u feel better. it will merely anger u more and make u realise what a sinner u are.

    The Realist - April 4, 2013
    12:43

    • @ The Realist – I totally agree with you and support your comments – well said!!!

      Zambians are busy condeming and calling themselves a Christian nation – AND YET:

      1. Adultery is rife, even in the church
      2. Violence against women is rife in this christian nation – babies, grandmothers and even domestic animals like goats, chickens are raped by men
      3. This is a nation of alcoholics, gluttons
      4. This is a nation of ritualistic kilings on the rise

      And they use christianity to condemn homosexuality.

      Gays have always and will always exist in our society. Little boys are raped by men in our villages and it is kept a family or village secret.

      Let the gays choose their partners, and live in peace.

      Whjat will some of you do if your son is gay – will you have him killed? And don’t say “my son can never be gay” because how many of you know what your children do on a daily basis, or where they go

      You are powerless on this issue and so just accept that some ppl are gay – besides it doesn’t affect your lives you hypocrites

      Jersey Shore - April 5, 2013
      09:30

  19. First of all I’m so disappointed with all your ignorance. What dangerous grounds is he talking about? No body said zambians should be gay.
    If you are straight you shouldn’t be affected by what two adults do in private.
    And homesexuality is not anyone’s culture its a biological hormonal inbalance.
    Tasterone and estrogen are the male and female hormones respectively.
    depending on how much balance you have it’s what defines our gender and sexuality.
    Havent you seen women with beards or men with small voices what do you think causes that?
    Our culture doesn’t teach about human physiology but this is something that has been in our society
    it was just not spoken of.

    Bob - April 4, 2013
    12:26

  20. WHAT IS THE REACTION OF FRED YAKUMBUYO M’MEMBE AFTER THIS?

    BRUNX - April 4, 2013
    11:46

    • Ali ziiiiiiiiii! No sacarstic and bitter editorial what so ever. Ili bad baba!

      john - April 4, 2013
      13:12

  21. ALL FOREIGN HOMOSEXUALS AND LESBIANS IN ZAMBIA SHOULD BE DEPORTED TO EUROPE OR AMERICA WHERE SUCH VILE ACTS ARE TOLERATED AND ZAMBIAN ONES SHOULD GO FOR REHABILITATION BECAUSE THEY ARE SICK TO PARTICIPATE IN ACTS WHICH EVEN DOGS DON’T DO.

    SENSE AND SENSIBILITY - April 4, 2013
    11:35

  22. Even ants know which one is female!
    These people should find their own country to live. Let them see their extinction as they can’t multply with single sex.
    Why should they import bad practices into a land of not their origin?
    We were taken into slavery once but not now.

    Considerate - April 4, 2013
    11:24

  23. Pure comedy this. IMAGINE ANTELOPES straying into a LION’S DEN only to make an even more dramatic escape by 1st insulting the predators before majestically walking away because the senior lion on duty was in “SHOCK” (HENRY KAPATA). Even more comical when head of the pride (EDGAR LUNGU) roars harmlessly after the prey is well away. Enter Commissioner Kasosa (LION PRINCESS) who won’t even bother to find the prey because Henry has not informed her. The LION QUEEN (I. G. Libongani won’t even bat an eyelid. I hope Roy Clarke can see the humor for his satirical article.

    David - April 4, 2013
    11:19

  24. what has two men fucking together naked got to do with honorable edgar lungu z teeth.nabatutola sana aba bafikala to the extent where they want to registar marriage.on easter weekend! bashateni aba

    ichipondo - April 4, 2013
    11:13

  25. This rumour of Fred Membe being gay has been going on from when FTJ mentioned this. FTJ must have known something about Fred

    Tito Kapalu - April 4, 2013
    11:03

    • ..of course he gay or bisexual . Late Bishop Paul Duffy introduced it to him…

      evil eye - April 4, 2013
      11:24

    • Ask Chilufyanya Sata, he will tell you. He has a Dossier on Fred.

      Gundown - April 4, 2013
      12:40

  26. I THOUGHT WE DECLARED THAT WE ARE A CHRISTIAN NATION AND ACCORDING TO THE COMMANDMENTS OF GOD, MARRIAGE IS THE UNION OF A MAN AND A WOMAN.

    EVEN DOGS DONT DO SUCH THINGS. THESE PEOPLE MUST BE ARRESTED AND LOCKED UP AT CHAINAMA.

    jajabinghx - April 4, 2013
    10:51

    • Its a christain nation yes but not every one is christian

      Tito Kapalu - April 4, 2013
      11:01

      • …. a drinking christian nation perhaps to be precise. Now with these homos trying to come on board, maybe we will be a DRINKING CHRSTRIAN HOMO…. NATION??

        jajabinghx - April 4, 2013
        11:10

  27. No disrespect intended but the brother Ed Lungu sure has long teeth…………..

    Kafrotox - April 4, 2013
    10:46

  28. Kapata, can you please report this matter to police! we are watching you, please stand up for what is right.

    walasa yaya - April 4, 2013
    10:45

    • Kapata is also a let down. He must be charged for not reporting the evil happening in his garden. Or he knows there is a big fish behind it? Help the police to help themselves.

      Mwanamwene - April 4, 2013
      11:37

  29. Persecute, prosecute and deport the white dogs immediately. Edgar is known for deportations and here is a right deportation that must happen. Congrats Eddie

    JAP - April 4, 2013
    10:43

  30. MMD WAS BUSY SPREADING LIES THAT PF ONCE VOTED INTO POWER WILL LEGALISE SAME SEX MARRIAGES. SHAME ON YOU FI MMD, NOWONDER MWAPWILA BWANGU – UBUFI. YOU ARE FINISHED.

    Abene ba Mushi - April 4, 2013
    10:25

    • who are you referring to?

      evil eye - April 4, 2013
      10:43

      • you!

        masipaahao! - April 4, 2013
        13:23

  31. for the first time i support the dont kubeba thoery in this instance. donors rily thought pf would rily embrace gayism. so did i.

    joeking - April 4, 2013
    10:24

  32. Such impunity only goes to show that these gay couples have powerful people behind them. There has never been anything like this not even under Welensky. Now that PF is in power, we see these guys doing it publicly. Zambians wake up! The team holding the President might be behind these things.

    mk - April 4, 2013
    10:23

    • Rubbish thinking fool!

      masipaahao! - April 4, 2013
      13:23

  33. CAGE the sodomists. That’s the law in this beautiful country. Minimum 18 years with hard labour. They should not come to poison the young generations and the future of Zambia with licking ass sub-humans who will not reproduce or protect this country

    North Westerner - April 4, 2013
    10:18

  34. SENSIBLE ORDER.ALL HOMOSEXUALS SHOULD BE PROSECUTED AND GIVEN A QUICK TRIAL SO THAT THEY GO TO JAIL QUICKLY QUICKLY.OR LET THEM ESCAPE TO BRITAIN AND STAY WITH THE BRITISH PRIME MINISTER THEIR FELLOW HOMO. HOMOS ARE WORSE THAN DOGS.

    Pwetete Party (PP) - April 4, 2013
    10:16

  35. did any one complain that RB has stolen or it was political it is a pf policy to legalise same sex marrages no wonder they are poaching mps to change the constitution membe at work that dirty money we dont want it.

    poko ya kayombo kakutemba - April 4, 2013
    10:05

  36. arrest them

    chomba - April 4, 2013
    10:00

  37. God serve our country Zambia

    CB - April 4, 2013
    09:51

  38. Why didn’t Kapata alert the police immediately? Was given some kick back sometime back and only torealsie that it was unworkable?

    Katunjila - April 4, 2013
    09:46

  39. so where does some insert his p… need yo help.

    pa menshi fye - April 4, 2013
    09:43

    • WHY ASK A QUESTION WHICH OF COURSE YOU KNW THE ANSWER…

      hanene - April 4, 2013
      09:54

    • KUMATAKO(ANUS)IN ENGLISH

      SHIBUKOMBE - April 4, 2013
      10:24

  40. Good to note that of late Edgar Lungu is a bit sober minded maybe he has started attending the Alcoholic Anonymous meetings. Good move on this one, arrest the queers, NO HOMOS IN ZAMBIA- it is nature and has nothing to do with religion.

    Maambamba Musaama - April 4, 2013
    09:35

    • it is a pf policy very soon he will appologise for making that statement remember the deportation of the father.he spoke pationatly.

      poko ya kayombo kakutemba - April 4, 2013
      10:08

    • These HOMOS, are they like the HOMO HABILIS?

      jajabinghx - April 4, 2013
      11:06

  41. They should start by arresting Fred M’nembe and Mutembo Nchito.

    evil eye - April 4, 2013
    09:28

  42. arrest them and kill them pls they are dogs

    the eye - April 4, 2013
    09:22

  43. Yes let them be brought to book!
    Zambian culture does not support men and women who marry each other! That’s insane!

    Mubanga - April 4, 2013
    09:19

    • Mubanga, you are wrong. Zambian culture on the contrary does allow men and women to marry each other. What is not allowed is men and men OR women and women to marry each other.

      C-General - April 4, 2013
      10:31

      • Lol! Comedy of errors!

        GMT - April 4, 2013
        13:04

        • Comedy of idiots Zooona…hahahahahahahahahaha
          women and men not marrying each other?

          Ka - April 4, 2013
          13:26