Jacob Zuma vows to reverse same-sex marriage rights in South Africa

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01/23/2024

Disgraced former President Jacob Zuma has raised alarms within the LGBTIQ+ community by seemingly spearheading a campaign to undermine the hard-won rights of same-sex couples in South Africa. A recent report by the Sunday Times shed light on Zuma’s remarks during a campaign rally in Pietermaritzburg earlier this month, where he addressed over 3,000 supporters of his uMkhonto weSizwe party, set to participate in this year’s elections. Zuma told the crowd that he was sympathetic to concerns from traditional leaders on the issue of same-sex marriage and that he believes this was legislated undemocratically and lacked support from the majority of South Africans.

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