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To hell with you’ over gay rights, Mugabe tells David Cameron

Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe on Saturday told British Prime Minister David Cameron ?to hell with you? over his calls to respect gay rights.

AFP reports:

Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe marked his 88th birthday with a trademark attack on gays and foreigners at a mass rally of his supporters on Saturday to celebrate the occasion.

He told British Prime Minister David Cameron “to hell with you” over his calls to respect gay rights and accused non-governmental organisations of trying to destabilise the country, at a birthday rally in the eastern border town of Mutare.

“NGOs come with these stupid ideas, some to destabilise us. Quite often they support one party. We say to them get away from our country. Leave us to solve our political problems. Leave us to manage our own systems,” Mugabe said.

Africa’s oldest leader lambasted Cameron, who at the Commonwealth summit last year said countries receiving British aid should respect gay rights.

“Nature is nature. It has created male and female,” Mugabe said. “That’s how we were born, so we reject that outright and say to hell with you.”

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