People’s Party publicity Secretary Kenneth Msonda has branded people who are defending the rights of gays in the country as “homosexuals” who are only hiding their identity to Malawians.
Msonda was firing back at some human rights defenders who have trashed his earlier sentiments which compared homosexuals to dogs who need to be killed because of advocating the wishes of the devil.
He went on to maintain that his critics are arguing with baseless points which are not even supported in the constitution of the country.
“They should not be hiding from defending human rights, let them just come open and tell Malawians that they are gays. Not that being a lawyer working at law commission means they know anything. They are also having some shortfalls thus their comments are not good at all,” he said.
Some human rights activist including the Malawi Law Commission (MLS) described his sentiments as hate speech which can likely cause commotion in the country. They reminded Msonda that Malawi is not a Christian state but rather it is run by a secular constitution thus people like homosexuals have rights to do what they wish.
In his reaction to such comments, Msonda has warned that he will drag the law commission to court on defamation charges because their comments have completely assassinated his good reputation.
“The law commission officials are not angels. Mind you they can also bring confusion in the country if we just fear them. Now I am planning to drag them to court for character assassination, I will meet them in court,” he fumed.
The law commission has also expressed their readiness to meet Msonda in the court of law any time saying they cannot fear him because he is threatening them with legal action.
President of the commission John Suzi Banda told Malawi24 on Tuesday that they are waiting for summons from Msonda because they are ready to meet him in court even today to defend charges of character assassination as sued by him.
“We are ready to meet him there. Let him give us summons we are ready to meet him,” challenged Banda.
Meanwhile tensions are still high among Malawians who seemingly have varying views on the topic.