Gay couple in Zimbabwe? Police pounce

Kadoma is in central Zimbabwe

Kadoma is in central Zimbabwe

Police in a suburb of the Zimbabwean city of Kadoma have arrested a suspected gay couple on charges of sodomy, The Herald reported.

Under Zimbabwe law, sodomy is a crime punishable by up to a year in prison.

The couple, Ability Chatira Mpofu, 24, of Shurugwi and Blessing Chauke, 28, of Chiredzi, appeared before a magistrate and were jailed pending further legal action.

Police did not say whether they had any specific information about sexual activity between the two men.  Rather, they made the arrest after finding that Chauke was a man wearing a skirt, wig and blouse.

According to police, the couple said they had been “customarily married since 2011,” when “Mpofu paid the bride price” for Chauke and began taking care of him.

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