NGO Criticises Zwelithini Over Gay Comments

Monday, January 23, 2012 - 15:13
GLAAD concerned about Zwelinthini’s comments on same sex relationships

Zulu monarch King, Goodwill Zwelithini, has criticised people who engage in same sex relationships, labelling them as ‘rotten’.

The Times has quoted Zwelithini as saying that, "Traditionally, there were no people who engaged in same sex relationships. There was nothing like that and if you do it, you must know that you are rotten."

In the same vein, the South African Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD), says that, "We find it extremely distressing that a high profile person makes such vexing and degrading comments about an increasingly vulnerable community.

In a press statement, GLAAD's Cobus Fourie, points out that there are enough instances of hate crimes in this country, adding that, “...and we do not need to add insult to injury."

To read the article titled, “Gays are rotten, says Zulu king,” click here.

Source: 
News24