…warned to take ‘Gay agenda’ with her as she goes
US ambassador to Malawi Virginia Palmer has been told to pack up her things and Malawi. This comes after she made comments on Facebook expressing her anger at the arrest of two men who were nabbed in Lilongwe for engaging in gay sex.
“As the US ambassador to Malawi I am closely following the December 7 arrest of two Malawian citizens who were charged with sodomy in violation of Section 153,” started the post of the US ambassador which has earned her the wrath of Malawians.
The ambassador went on to order the Malawi government to drop the charges and ‘resolve the unfortunate incident as quickly as possible’.
The comments by the ambassador however appear to have stirred the hornets’ nest as most Malawians commenting have out rightly disagreed with her while some have gone to the extreme of challenging her to pack her things and leave the country.
“Go to hell, there is a reason why others are male and others are women. If you can’t understand that then you can pack up and go,” commented Rusford Mtanga.
“Let Africa stand by its culture and not foreign. Respect Africa. Go and deal with your children who are killing others with guns,” commented Bennee Polela referring to the shootings that are rampant in the US.
“Pack your bags and go in peace,” commented Derrick Thengo, a part of his comment Malawi24 has edited.
The Malawi police on 7 December arrested two men in Lilongwe over their engagement in homosexual acts. It is said that they were forced to undergo some tests to determine if the two had gay sex.
Malawi remains a conservative society where homosexuality is punished by imprisonment. However, laws that punish homosexuality were suspended.
As we went to press, comments on the ambassador’s post had gone over hundred with most of them in disagreement with her while a good number urged her to go back home and take the gays with her.