UN general assembly 'We are not gays!' - Robert Mugabe

According to Mugabe, "We are not gays. Cooperation and respect for each other will advance the cause of human rights worldwide."

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Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe interrupted a talk on economic development at the UN to blurt out "we are not gays."

His comments came as he was busy urging nations to invest in the African continent at the UN General Assembly yesterday.

He added that while he was in favour of human rights he would not allow gay marriage.

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He said: "We equally reject attempts to prescribe new rights that are contrary to our norms, values, traditions and beliefs.

"We are not gays. Cooperation and respect for each other will advance the cause of human rights worldwide."

It the past he has called homosexuals "worse than pigs and dogs"

In addition to this bizarre outburst he called for nations to invest in the continent and reforms to be made to the UN Security Council.

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Mugabe has been in power since the country gained independence from Britain in 1980.

He has long been blamed by critics for plunging his country, once the bread basket of Africa, into poverty through mismanagement and corruption.

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