Friday, June 11, 2010

(NYASATIMES) Malawi singer claims gay attack

Malawi singer claims gay attack
By Nyasa Times
Published: June 11, 2010

Malawian singer Bon Kavalasanza was brutally attacked by a rough necks who he claims were angered by his anti gay lyrics. He has lodged a complaint with the police about an attack according to Zodiak Radio.

“They got me into their car and started beating me up. They said I had no business singing against same sex marriages when the president had just pardoned a couple,” Kavalasanza was quoted Zodiak.

According to the radio, the singer claims someone phoned him hailing him for his newly cut Dr. Love video album and proposed a meeting for possible promotion.

However, when he turned up for the meeting near a hotel in Lilongwe and met the people who called him up, they bundled him in a vehicle and begun the assaults, reports ZBS.

“I have reported the matter at Lilongwe Police Station today (Thursday),” he said adding that he was rescued from his four assailants by passers-by in another vehicle.

“The four men told me that gays want that album withdrawn from the market. I would not do that. That song is telling a true story.”

Police said they are investigating the matter.

Homosexuality is illegal in Malawi but there has been an open debate to decriminalize the same-sex relationship after a gay couple Tiwonge Chimbalanga and Steven Monjeza celebrated their public engagement and earned maximum 14 years jail term.

The two were pardoned by President Bingu wa Mutharika who succumbed to international condemnation.

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