Zimbabwe president Robert Mugabe has used his inauguration speech to condemn homosexuality, saying ‘filthy gays destroy nations’.
The 89-ear-old was sworn in for a seventh term, extending his 33-year rule.
In the speech, Mugabe urged young people to ‘damn’ homosexuality and to not offend nature by having gay sex.
‘That destroys nations, apart from it being a filthy, filthy disease.’
Before the elections last month, Mugabe said he would amend laws so LGBT ‘offenders’ would ‘rot in jail’ for life.