Articles tagged 'gays'

Call to discuss homosexual teachers 1 October 2018 HARARE - Resignation of the gay deputy headmaster of St Johns College in Harare is an indication that there should be dialogue about homosexual teachers, a teachers' union official has said. Neal Hovelmeier resigned after his confession before students on September 21 that he was gay triggered...
Online support for gay teacher 1 October 2018 HARARE - A teacher who came out as gay quit his job after receiving death threats, sparking an online petition supporting him which had received 1 500 signatures by Friday last week. Neal Hovelmeier, who taught for 15 years at St John's College, a posh Harare school, came out to students last ...
Gay deputy headmaster resigns 28 September 2018 HARARE - St John's College deputy headmaster Neil Holvemeier who stirred controversy last week after announcing to students that he was gay has resigned from the school. Holvemeier had told cheering students last week that he had been inspired to come out of the shadows and to openly declare h...
Tempers flare at St John's School 26 September 2018 HARARE - Tempers flared during a stakeholders' meeting convened by the St John's Education Trust to discuss disclosures by the school's deputy headmaster to the effect that he was gay. The chairperson of the trust Charles Msipa had sent mail to parents and guardians inviting them to the meetin...
Outrage over St John's gay storm 26 September 2018 HARARE - Stakeholders in the country's education sector have been left speechless, following St John's College deputy headmaster's revelation last week that he is gay. Neal Hovelmeier, the second in charge at the private school located in the affluent Borrowdale suburb, openly announced his se...
Why push schools into gay agendas? 24 September 2018 HARARE - Schools, by their nature, have always been and remain institutions of learning. Recent developments at a top Harare boys' high school when a deputy head at the institution — revealed his gay status in an address to other staff and students alike — defies all logic. Zimbabwe is a fr...
I will not persecute gays: Tsvangirai 1 May 2016 BULAWAYO - Opposition MDC leader Morgan Tsvangirai says he will not persecute gays if he assumes power in the forthcoming elections. Briefing journalists at the Bulawayo Press Club on Friday, Tsvangirai said while he does not subscribe to homosexuality, he will not temper with their freedom as...
Kasukuwere, Moyo sue Daily News for $40m 17 October 2014 HARARE - Information Minister Jonathan Moyo, and his Environment counterpart, Saviour Kasukuwere, have issued similar summonses against the Daily News for $20 million each for reporting on the Harare media conference by Hurungwe West legislator Temba Mliswa a fortnight ago. Mliswa accused the ...
Jonathan Moyo hits back 2 October 2014 HARARE - As the factional and succession wars in Zanu PF reach a crescendo, two cabinet ministers yesterday slapped outspoken Hurungwe East legislator Temba Mliswa and the NewsDay newspaper with a staggering $20 million each lawsuits for defamation. Prominent Harare lawyer Jonathan Samkange to...
They want me out — Mliswa 2 October 2014 HARARE - Temba Mliswa,  the controversial Mashonaland West Zanu PF chairman, has claimed that there is a plot by senior party officials to dethrone him on the grounds that he does not hail from that province. Mliswa told a news conference  in Harare on Monday, that some party stalwarts, were b...
'Gays hijack Zanu PF' 30 September 2014 HARARE - There are real fears that the ugly infighting within President Robert Mugabe's Zanu PF party has now come perilously close to degenerating into a fatal war that could see opponents organising hits against each other. This emerged after motormouth Hurungwe West legislator Temba Mliswa ...
'Gays, lesbians also love God' 27 May 2014 HARARE - Our senior assistant editor Guthrie Munyuki chats to Galz director Chesterfield Samba. Below are excerpts of the interview. Q: What is the role of Galz? A: Galz exists primarily to provide a service to lesbian women, gay men, bisexual, transgender and transsexual men and women, and...
Zanu PF councillor backs gay rights 19 May 2014 HARARE - Richman Rangwani, a Zanu PF councillor for Mhondoro Ngezi, has come out in the open to champion rights of homosexuals, a move likely to spark censure from his homophobic party which advocates full enforcement of laws that criminalise same sex marriages in the southern African nation. ...
Gay stabber acquitted 26 March 2014 BULAWAYO - A 22-year-old man who allegedly stabbed a gay for proposing love to him has been acquitted by a Bulawayo court. Bongani Phiri was appearing before regional magistrate Sikhumbuzo Nyathi facing attempted murder charges. Phiri, who pleaded not guilty to the charges, indicated during...
Uganda's anti-gay bill becomes law 24 February 2014 KAMPALA - Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni signed into law Monday a bill that criminalizes homosexuality. Museveni had gone back and forth about the controversial bill. Last month, Museveni said he wouldn't sign the bill, describing homosexuals as "sick" people who needed help, not impriso...
Mugabe's most eccentric quotes 23 February 2014 LONDON - It was Robert Mugabe’s 90th birthday on Friday. The president is hailed as a revolutionary hero by many Zimbabweans while the West considers him a tyrant, guilty of corruption and widespread human rights abuses. It is not surprising that a man who polarises opinion so sharply shoul...
Lifestyle choice or inborn trait? 29 October 2013 HARARE - Last week, Tafadzwa Ngodzo, a student at Midlands State University, was convicted of indecent assault on fellow male classmate Shepherd Mwapona. Ngodzo was obsessed with Mwapona he raided his room one night and touched his privates. He would write love letters to Mwapona, one of th...
Gays hit catwalk at ZimPride 25 October 2013 HARARE - And the winner is ... Ezmerald Kim Kardashian. That was the stage name for a young man who won the title of Miss Jacaranda at a drag queen pageant in Zimbabwe. He refused to give his real name because he feared for his safety in a country whose president has described homosexuals a...
Gays fear crackdown after Mugabe 'win' 5 August 2013 HARARE - “Now the real fear is kicking in,” said one LGBT Zimbabwean after President Robert Mugabe claimed an election victory this week. Mugabe, who has ruled the country for 33 years, earlier this week claimed a landslide victory after pledging “hell for gays” if he was elected. The oppos...
Gays in marriage of convenience to beat stigma 26 May 2013 HARARE - Steve is a 43-year-old gay man who for seven years was married to a woman. But then things because of his sexual orientation never gelled and now he is caught in a love triangle. Scared of being labelled, Steve is maintaining his heterosexual relationship with his wife. On the side, he i...