Zimbabwe PM Tsvangirai Attacked Over Gay Rights Remarks
Tsvangirai’s MDC-T party refused to back him, and his spokesman appeared to beat a retreat, suggesting that the Prime Minister’s position expressed in an interview with the BBC had been “misrepresented”.
But in the fall-out, Tsvangirai received backing from the Gays and Lesbians Association of Zimbabwe (GALZ) which said in a statement it wanted him to “take positive action to support his most recent statement on the indivisibility of human rights.”
Said Tsvangirai to the BBC: "It's a very controversial subject in my part of the world. My attitude is that I hope the constitution will come out with freedom of sexual orientation, for as long as it does not interfere with anybody."