Member of Parliament for Mulanje South Constituency Bon Kalindo says he will vote against legalising homosexuality if the issue will be tabled in Parliament.
Kalindo said this when he addressed his constituents who had asked to meet him to discuss burning issues.
The MP told the villagers that he is against the idea of legalising same-sex relationships and the constituents should be assured that he would vote no should the issue be discussed at any time in the national assembly.
“I am an individual who personally feels that voting yes to homosexuality or the recognition of rights for people practicing it would be a betrayal on you the people; because here in the village from where I was elected, acts of homosexuality are not condoned in any way,” he said.
Speaking during the meeting, Community facilitator for Liwu la Kumudzi Maxwell Lameck said recognition of gay rights was one of the hottest topics in the villages since homosexuality is a new and strange issue for the villagers.
According to Lameck, the constituents do not want the country to legalise same-sex marriages since it is a sin against God and Malawi should act like a God-fearing nation.