Yesterday, on my main page, I commented on a story that suggested that Saviour Kasukuwere, one of Mugabe’s loyalist minions, was gay. My immediate response was that Mugabe shouldn’t be told as he would chuck Kusukuwere out on his ear.
The same article described ZANU PF’s ‘comeback kid’, Professor Jonathan Moyo as a prostitute.
I began to see a theme building here – so was not at all surprised to see another article that talked about Mugabe and his run-ins with ‘gay gangsters’.
“In November 1999 President Robert Mugabe accused the British Government of setting ‘gay gangsters’ on him over his violent land reform exercise.
Three activists from gay pressure group Outrage, led by Peter Tatchell, stopped Mugabe’s car and tried to carry out a citizens’ arrest in October 1999 accusing him of ‘homophobia and human rights abuses against the people of Zimbabwe’.
A furious Mugabe later told the state owned Sunday Mail newspaper that the UK Labour government was behind the gay activists who ambushed his car.
The ZANU PF leader has over the years made his homophobic views clear describing gays and lesbians as ‘worse than pigs’.
With this history in mind it is astonishing that Mugabe’s own Youth Development and Indigenisation Minister Saviour Kasukuwere has now been outed as gay.
What makes the irony click into place is that Saviour is one of the most violent ZANU PF ministers around with a track record only matched by the ruthless Defence Minister Emerson Mnangagwa and Air force Commander Perence Shiri.”
If you were to dig a little bit into the history of Zimbabwe, you will see that the first President of Zimbabwe was one Canaan Banana – a man of the cloth – and a man given to homosexual relationships.
“In 1997, Banana was arrested in Zimbabwe on charges of sodomy, following accusations made during the murder trial of his former bodyguard, Jefta Dube. The charges related to allegations from the state prosecutor that Banana had misused his power while he was president to coerce numerous men in positions of service (ranging from domestic staff to security guards, and even members of sports teams for whom he had acted as referee) into accepting sexual advances. Banana was found guilty of eleven charges of sodomy, attempted sodomy and indecent assault in 1998. He denied all charges, saying that homosexuality is “defiant, abominable and wrong”, and the allegations made against him were “pathological lies” intended to destroy his political career. Janet Banana later acknowledged her husband’s indiscretions, even though she considered the charges against him to be politically motivated.
He fled to South Africa whilst released on bail before he could be imprisoned, apparently believing Mugabe was planning his death. He returned to Zimbabwe in December 1998, after a meeting with Nelson Mandela, who convinced him to face the ruling. Banana was sentenced on 18 January 1999 to ten years in jail, nine years suspended, and was also defrocked. He actually served six months in an open prison before being released in January 2001.”
Mugabe is outspoken in his hatred of homosexuals and gays, but felt that Banana could spend his prison sentence in an open prison (if I am not mistaken, it was house arrest) and forgave him enough for him to serve just six months of the intended one hundred and twenty.
If Mugabe hates the homosexuals as much as he makes out, why was he so quick to forgive Banana for his indiscretions?
“Kasukuwere is the godfather of the Chipangano hit terror squad that caused mayhem and suffering for MDC supporters in the run-up to several elections since 2000.
Kasukuwere as deputy youth minister was nicknamed ‘Paraquat’ for encouraging party youths to rub the poisonous herbicide onto the torture wounds of MDC activists. This meant that it was almost impossible for the wounds to ever heal and caused enormous suffering and a number of deaths.
Nehanda Radio can also reveal that Saviour amassed his wealth through many gay liaisons with rich businessmen and ministers while he was still a blue-eyed Central Intelligence Organization (CIO) hitman in Mutare.
Although some farmers tracked their beasts to the minister’s hideout, they were told to keep mum lest they faced unspecified action of retribution.”
Mugabe has a habit of surrounding himself with people who are of questionable extraction. When we read these stories that prove just how bent these minions are, we begin to understand just how twisted the upper echelons of ZANU PF must really be.
“So when Mugabe complained of gay gangsters being set on him in the United Kingdom in 1999 he was probably thinking of the many gay gangsters in his own party.”
Robb WJ Ellis
The Bearded Man