…fellow gays beat Gonani for prostituting his 9 year old nephew
In what was earlier dubbed to be violence against gays, Malawi24 has established that a gay man in Lilongwe was not beaten for his sexual orientation.
According to multiple sources that spoke to Malawi24 investigative journalists, the man who was earlier said to have suffered the serious injuries for his being homosexual was actually beaten by fellow homosexuals and not because he is gay.
“Everyone knows that Kelvin Gonani (the man) is a homosexual and nobody has bothered to beat him up. The issue was that he was offering his nephew for prostitution and that is the reason why he was beaten up,” said a source contradicting the information spread by activist Billy Mayaya that Gonani was beaten by a mob for being gay.
“What happened is that Gonani was offering a 9 year old nephew to a fellow gay man in Biwi, the man is in his 40s. This did not go down well with his fellow gays who felt that he was tarnishing their image and they started beating him up,” said another source.
Malawi24 has established that Kelvin Gonani was offering his 9 year old nephew to a 43 year old gay man Joe Pafupi who wanted to rape the nephew for a fee that would go into Gonani’s pockets. It was after the news had reached other gays that they decided to attack Gonani.
However last night Facebook had been awash with the story that Gonani had been attacked by a mob at Crossroads for his sexual orientation.
“Nothing could be further from the truth than that. The attack had nothing to do with his sexual orientation and we are actually asking the police to apprehend Gonani for child trafficking and Pafupi should be arrested for related crimes,” said another source.
In the wake of the rumours that Gonani had been beaten for being gay however most Malawians took to social media to approve of the beating while others condemned it strongly.