A group of young pastors in Malawi have reportedly called on the government to arrest 4000 homosexuals living in the northen city of Mzuzu.
According to the reports, should the government fail to arrest the gays, the pastors are prepared to drag the government to court.
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...We thought laws were created by parliament and can only be removed by the same? Why then are they taking the laws into their own hands? We will meet in court.
The call comes after a local human rights grouping Centre for the Development of the People (Cedep) released research findings which indicates that northern Malawi’s city of Mzuzu has a population of 4,000 homosexuals.
In an interview with a local Malawian paper, President of the coalition said the lifting of the law was done without the full consultation of of Parliament.
“…We thought laws were created by parliament and can only be removed by the same? Why then are they taking the laws into their own hands? We will meet in court,” he said.
In an Afrobarometer conducted some two years ago, 93 percent of Malawians said they would not like to have homosexuals as neighbors.
The coalition of pastors has also called for the names of the homosexuals to be presented to the police, “and face prosecution.”
It is unlikely that the homosexuals would be arrested, government says it is in the process of reviewing existing anti-homosexuality laws of its country.
Government has poured cold water on the calls to have the homosexuals arrested, saying the pastors should let ‘experts in human rights, constitutionalism and law enforcement to do what they are supposed to do.