Last edited: January 01, 2005

Outed Zimbabwe Official Quits

Advocate, April 4, 2002

The head of Zimbabwe's government broadcasting station quit his job just before a government inquiry was to be launched investigating allegations of his homosexuality. Alum Mpofu, chief executive of the Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corp., resigned after he was accused of being caught having gay sex in a Harare night club, the country's state newspaper, The Herald, reported Wednesday.

The Zimbabwe government is well-known to be hostile to gays, and the country's president, Robert Mugabe, once described gays and lesbians as "worse than pigs and dogs."

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