The Nation (Nairobi)

Malawi Gay Dumps Man for a Woman

In a dramatic twist of events, one of the Malawi pardoned gays, Mr Steven Monjeza, has renounced his love for Mr Tiwonge Chimbalanga and opted to marry a woman Ms Dorothy Gulo barely 10 days after being pardoned.

Mr Monjeza 20, together with Mr Chimbalanga were convicted by the Blantyre resident magistrate court in Blantyre of buggery and indecent act and were sentenced to 14 years of hard labour. However President Bingu wa Mutharika pardoned them.

Mr Monjeza said he was no longer interested to be associated in what he called 'gay trash' accusing 'hidden hands' of engineering their marriage. He could not mention the names behind their engagement.

He said on the day of their engagement, he was drunk and he could not know what was going on claiming that he was offered to be taken outside the country as a token for the engagement.

"I have turned down an asylum offer, I would rather stay in Malawi with Dorothy," he said. On the other hand Dorothy said she was in love with Mr Monjeza but said she was afraid of how Mr Chimbalanga would react to the news.

Mr Chimbalanga, from a secret location, said he was not disappointed saying there were many gays in Malawi and outside who would marry him.

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