The Gays and Lesbians of Zimbabwe (GALZ advocacy group has applauded President Emmerson Mnangagwa for “understanding” them better than his predecessor Robert Mugabe and the opposition parties, a report on Tuesday said.
According to New Zimbabwe.com, GALZ director, Chester Samba told journalists in Harare that Mnangagwa was “a reasonable man” after the group met with his ruling Zanu-PF delegations ahead of the country’s elections later this month.
Samba said that there had been fewer incidents of abuses against the Lesbian, Gays, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT group since Mnangagwa took over as president of the country.
Top officials from Mnangagwa’s ruling Zanu-PF party met with representatives of the LGBT community last month in a bid to “fix” relations ahead of country’s watershed polls on July 30, according to a report last month.
New Zimbabwe,com quoted Samba at the time as saying that the high level meeting came after the LGBT group had written to Mnangagwa requesting his government’s position on the group’s affairs in the southern African country.