Zimbabwe MDC leader and Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai has defended his stance on homosexuals saying their rights need to be respected and protected.
Addressing thousands of villagers at a rally at Pashu Growth Point in Binga yesterday, Tsvangirai said no-one should be persecuted for being a homosexual.
President Robert Mugabe has described homosexuals as worse than pigs and dogs.
ZANU PF has gone on overdrive, attacking the Prime Minister for his remarks during an interview with the BBC over the rights of gays.
“I am not gay,” Tsvangirai said.
“I am not going to prosecute anyone who is gay. I will protect their rights. I will not persecute them.
“It is shocking that ZANU PF want to pursue issues which are not useful which do not bring bread and butter to the table, “said Tsvangirai."