People from Mulanje want their members of Parliament (MPs) to vote against the recognition of gay rights in the country should the bill at any time be tabled in the August House.
Constituents from Mulanje South who were the first to make the call, recently told their MP Bon Kalindo to stand firm against the bill, saying they were all against the idea.
They said this during a community development meeting at Group Village Head Tchete in Traditional Authority (T/A) Mabuka’s area.
Liwu la Kumudzi community facilitator Maxwell Lameck said recognition of gay rights was one of the hottest topics in the villages where homosexuality is a new subject that has already been understood as outlandish.
He said: “For this and other various other reasons honourable, we would like to ask you not to support the bill if it is brought to Parliament. “
Responding to the call, Kalindo assured the gathering that he was going to do as requested by the people, adding he personally shares same sentiments against the idea.
“I for one feels that voting yes to homosexuality or the recognition of rights of people practicing it would be a betrayal on you the people; because here in the village from where I was elected, acts of homosexuality are not condoned to in any way,” he said.
Random interviews across the district indicate that people from Mulanje Bale, Mulanje Central and Mulanje South-East constituencies are also gay rights. n