Last Updated: March 24, 2009
Source: Enerst Chanda (Sunday Post)
Answering a question from Chadiza MMD member of parliament Allan Mbewe during the vice president’s question and answer session, on what government was doing to curb homosexuality in the country, vice-president Kunda said the laws available were stiff enough to punish such people.
When vice president Kunda stood up to answer the question, many members of parliament burst into laughter especially those from the executive’s side.
Vice president Kunda responded with a constant smile as more laughter and running comments resonated in the house.
Vice president Kunda said, as a good number of parliamentarians said “yes, yes “ “ I know there are some prominent people in our society who are practicing homosexuality, some of them are engineers, some are lawyers and some are journalists.”
At this point there were shouts of “shame” and more laughter among many parliamentarians, including the vice president himself.
“If you have information about such people, report them to the law enforcement agencies. There are also some people who are bisexual and they marry to cover up their activities, but at the end of the day we know them,” said vice president Kunda as the laughter increased in the house.