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Mabuza’s position on killing gays is just what you’d expect from him

FREE TO READ | His response to Uganda’s threat to impose the death penalty on LBGTQI people was a calculated one

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Deputy president DD Mabuza has confirmed that if the US or Great Britain ever pass a law making it illegal to be South African and threaten to execute any South African found living in those countries, his government will not object.

Certainly, that is what any sensible person would have extrapolated from Mabuza’s astonishing insistence last week before the National Council of Provinces that, when it comes to Uganda’s threat to impose the death penalty on LBGTQI people, “we must be decent enough to keep our mouth shut”.

After all, there is no difference whatsoever between criminalising the existence of LGBTQI people and criminalising the existence of South Africans. And if Mabuza says SA shouldn’t speak out against the one, why would it denounce the other?..

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