Foreign diplomats urged stop interfering in homosexual case

Philip Mubiana and James Mwape of Kapiri Mposhi district.
Philip Mubiana and James Mwape of Kapiri Mposhi district.

Government has urged diplomats accredited to Zambia to stop interfering with the judicial process in a case in which two KAPIRI MPOSHI men are accused of practicing homosexuality.
Yesterday, some diplomats gave interviews to the media in KAPIRI MPOSHI where they condemned delays by the court to pass judgment in a matter in which some Zambians have been accused of practicing homosexuality. But Foreign Affairs Permanent Secretary GEORGE ZULU has told ZNBC News in an interview that the activities of the diplomats are against the VIENNA Convention. MR. ZULU says Zambia respects the constitution which states that the Country will be governed by the rule of law, emphasizing that the courts should make decisions independently. He says Government has already made its position that it is a Christian nation which will not allow homosexuality to take root. MR. ZULU says Government has no hand in the KAPIRI MPOSHI case because it was reported by relatives who want the court to determine whether what the accused persons did was right or wrong.