Mugabe has been the President of Zimbabwe since1987, and has presided over a regime that has been accused of corruption and human rights abuses. He is also an extreme homophobe, responsible for stirring up homophobic sentiment in the country and defending its anti-LGBT laws. The leader has previously expressed tacit support for gay people being put to death, and his homophobic actions have been blamed for a worsening HIV crisis in the country. All this makes him a rather unlikely choice to be named a ‘Goodwill Ambassador’ by the WHO, which is responsible for safeguarding international public health.
October 21 / Pink News