“We reject that outright and say to hell with you,” Mugabe blasted before a crowd of 20,000 in the eastern Zimbabwe city of Mutare, and broadcast live by state-run national TV.
“You are free as a man to marry a woman, and that is what we follow,” proclaimed the de facto dictator.
Mugabe, who made headlines late last year by dissing gays as sub-animal, couldn’t resist reviving his provocative catch phrase.
“In their newspapers, that’s one of my sins — that I called [gays] ‘worse than pigs and dogs,’ because pigs know there are males and females,” Mugabe spewed. “I won’t even call him a dog, because my own dog will complain.”
Mugabe urged Zimbabweans to aggressively resist Western influence.
“You must go to the head of the imperialist and knock out his brain,” he said.
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