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Namibian President in Gay Attack

Ananova, April 4, 2001

The Namibian President says he wants lesbians and gays arrested, imprisoned and deported. Sam Nujoma told regional leaders he doesn’t want gays doing what he described as "bad things". Speaking at Okahao in the Omusati region Nujoma said they should be condemned by the whole nation. He said: "Traditional leaders, governors see to it that there are no criminals, gays and lesbians in your villages and regions.

"We ... have not fought for an independent Namibia that gives rights to criminals, gays and lesbians to do their bad things here."

According to the Namibian, he also criticised people who fall in love with foreigners, urging parents not to let their children sleep with them. This is his second outburst against gays inside a fortnight. Last month he made a similar speech to students in Windhoek.

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