Mzansi In SA Confused Over Zimbabwe That Banned Somizi And Give Mohale Green Card To Entry

Mzansi In SA Confused Over Zimbabwe That Banned Somizi And Give Mohale Green Card To Entry

Somizi And Give Mohale Green Card To Entry
Somizi And Give Mohale Green Card To Entry

South Africans on social media have expressed confusion over Zimbabwe’s policies following Mohale Motaung’s visit. Mohale’s visit comes barely six months once his alienated husband Somizi “Somgaga” Mhlongo was prohibited from coming into the country as a result of he’s gay.

Mohale seems to be living his best life in Rhodesia, and he has been gallivanting across the country on a solo vacation.

While several were happy to examine him enjoying himself, some South Africans questioned however he had been allowed to enter the country.

They alleged that Rhodesia was being discriminatory because it had prohibited Somizi from coming into the country last year.

Noting the distinction within the treatment of Mohale and Somizi, here is however some South Africans reacted:


I have a question for Zimbabwe… Somizi was denied entry into Zim because of his sexuality, but Mohale was granted entry…. Please balance me here. Is one gay gayer than the other. Consistency in this life is important.



Remember when Zimbabwean gov banned Somizi from coming to Zimbabwe because he is gay ?



So only Somizi I banned from entering Zim 🤔, I thought the enter LGBTQ community was banned.

The overtly gay celebrity cook was presupposed to grace the official reopening of Garwe eating house as a guest cook last Nov.

He was unable to fulfil this commitment once he was prohibited once Zanu PF party youths and a bunch of churches blocked the visit claiming Somizi would corrupt the morals of Zimbabweans.

However, it’s not clear if Somizi was prohibited thanks to a government directive or if event organisers force go into worry of retribution or boycott.

Mzansi In SA Confused Over Zimbabwe That Banned Somizi And Give Mohale Green Card To Entry 3

Speaking once the ban last year, Zanu PF youth league acting Secretary General Tendai Chirau told ZimLive.

“I’ve engaged the owner of the outlet Ms Mandi expressing concerns by different societal groups over the invitation of one of the highly controversial guests (Mhlongo), a declared ngito (derogatory term for homosexual).

“I’m glad to announce that the owner took heed of the great concerns and elected to remove the said ngito from the guest list and never to associate themselves with the said character again.”

What will The Law in Rhodesia Say?

Same-sex relationships ar frowned upon within the country and considered a cultural taboo. A 2006 revision to the country’s criminal code criminalised any actions perceived as homosexual. The law created it a criminal offence for 2 men to carry hands, hug, kiss or commit acts that “would be regarded by an affordable person as AN indecent act.” The offence will carry AN extended sentence.

Section seventy four of the Rhodesia criminal code reads:

‘…any male person who, with the consent of another male person, knowingly performs with that other person anal sexual intercourse, or any act involving physical contact other than anal sexual intercourse that would be regarded by a reasonable person to be an indecent act, shall be guilty of sodomy and liable to a fine up to or exceeding level fourteen or imprisonment for a period not exceeding one year or both.’

Section 14 of the Zimbabwe Immigration Act also reads as follows:

“14: Prohibited persons: (1) Subject to this Act, the following persons are prohibited persons – any person who — (i) is a prostitute or homosexual…”

Zimbabwe’s new constitution, signed into law by former President Mugabe in May 2013, prohibits gay marriage. Article 78(3) states that:

“Persons of the same sex are prohibited from marrying each other.”


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