‘The government should either kill gays, or give them their rights.” Out Gay Man in Malawi Says

‘The government should either kill gays, or give them their rights.” Out Gay Man in Malawi Says

A gay man has come out in Malawi, saying the Government needs to take a stance either way on homosexuality.

Eric Samisa, 26, came out in an interview with Times TV, saying the country is unbearable for LGBT people. He said: “The homophobic government should either kill and eliminate gays, or give them their rights.”

After giving his interview, Samisa was detained by police, but has been released and has gone into hiding.

Gay sex is illegal in Malawi and is punishable with imprisonment; however, the country’s government has suspended the law. A review is yet to take place on whether or not homosexuality should be decriminalized.

The 26-year-old told the newspaper in his interview that social media had made it easier for gay Malawians to meet others. He said he knows around 200 gay people in Blantyre and 20 lesbians, and met them using Facebook and WhatsApp.

Sambisa also said LGBT people had found a church where a pastor comes to them without the judgment of other churches.

Another man, Fortune, 35, was also named in the interview.

They commended the Centre for the Development of People for reaching out to people to teach about issues like HIV.

“We get training on the dangers of unprotected sex, we also get condoms and lubricants to use during sex from Cedep,” said Fortune.

Sambisa hit out at the government for requesting money from the Global Fund for Tuberculosis, Malaria and HIV and AIDS, saying that the money requested does not always reach LGBT people it is meant to help.

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  1. sinnex
    January 04, 07:29 Reply

    I am sure some leaders wouldn’t think twice before killing gays….

  2. Mandy
    January 04, 07:43 Reply

    Oga Malawai, abeg, dont be challenging an African government like that, to kill the gays or give the gays their rights. Becos these African governments would just as soon kill than pass laws that’ll give you your rights. No be obodo oyibo you dey so o.

  3. Mr. Fingers
    January 04, 08:03 Reply

    “The 26-year-old told the newspaper in his interview that social media had made it easier for gay Malawians to meet others. He said he knows around 200 gay people in Blantyre and 20 lesbians, and met them using Facebook and WhatsApp.”

    Just imagine. It’s people like this that will give out the details of all the gay people they know once the police arrest them.

    I pray he is safe where ever he is right now.

  4. Delle
    January 04, 09:33 Reply

    Someone has come out in Malawi? You don’t say.
    Well, all I can say is ‘You’ve not come to Nigeria o, better make do with what you have.’ At least the Malawian government isn’t as crude and brash as the Nigerian government. For them to have suspended the law, please that’s a step in the right direction.
    As for kill or let be? Hmm…I don’t know if I want such hashtagged around shaa.

  5. bruno
    January 04, 10:00 Reply

    good. good. now go get that asylum, kid.

    • Colossus
      January 04, 10:27 Reply

      Like as fast as he can, really fast.

  6. kacee
    January 04, 10:36 Reply

    Wow we need people like this in Nigeria (abeg no one should attack me o) when i read this yesterday I thought of coming out on national TV or via social media, but mehn its not easy it will take a lot of courage to do so. I hope nothing happens to the young man.

    • Mr. Fingers
      January 04, 11:47 Reply

      Pls come out. U need it. Forget no one will kill u.

      • Delle
        January 04, 14:09 Reply

        Really? Clap for yourself, Fingers, just clap for yourself!

      • kacee
        January 04, 16:39 Reply

        Mr Fingers now I know you hate me.

        • Mr. Fingers
          January 04, 18:05 Reply

          Lmao. I thought that’s what y’all are preaching here everyday?

          Lol. That was a joke jor.

  7. Tobby
    January 04, 16:26 Reply

    Yeah. They’ll just pick the first

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