Last edited: April 23, 2007


  • Statute:
  • Penalty: 3 years
  • Restrictions: Men only

Zimbabwe strongman Robert Mugabe's government has made it a criminal offense for two people of the same sex to hold hands, hug, or kiss. The "sexual deviancy" law is one of 15 additions to Zimbabwe's criminal code quietly passed in Parliament in July 2006. The sections involving gays and lesbians are part of an overhaul of the sodomy laws. Until now laws against sodomy were limited to sexual activity. The revised law now states that sodomy is any "act involving contact between two males that would be regarded by a reasonable person as an indecent act".



  • Gays and Lesbians of Zimbabwe (GALZ)
    Physical Address: 35 Colenbrander Road, Milton Park, Harare, Zimbabwe
    Postal Address: Private Bag A6131, Avondale, Harare, Zimbabwe
    Tel/fax: (int + 263-4) 741736
    Crisis Line: 111 404 348.

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