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Video: ‘We are not gays’ in Zimbabwe says Mugabe at UN

© John Moore/Getty Images/AFP | President of Zimbabwe Robert Mugabe addresses the United Nations General Assembly on September 28, 2015 in New York City

Text by FRANCE 24

Latest update : 2015-09-29

Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe used his turn to address the United Nations General Assembly in New York Monday to launch a bizarre tirade against gay rights.

"We reject attempts to prescribe new rights that are contrary to our values, norms, traditions and beliefs," said 91-year-old Mugabe, whose country has been the subject of international condemnation for its treatment of gay people and where homosexuality is still a crime.

"We are not gays," the outspoken leader declared in front of heads of state from around the world at the annual gathering.

Watch a clip of Mugabe’s speech below:

 

Date created : 2015-09-29

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