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News: World

Tue 1 Nov, 2011
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Mr Tsvangirai, widely perceived to advocate the advice of his last counsel, may have spoken to the British premier before going on the BBC's Newsnight programme where he publicly embraced homosexuality.

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Zimbabwe's Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai's call for the inclusion of gay rights in the new Zimbabwe Constitution currently being drafted may have been influenced by the British premier David Cameron analysts have said. David Cameron in a televised interview over the weekend threatened to withhold funding to countries that do not embrace homosexuality in their statutes .

Analysts contend that Mr Tsvangirai, widely perceived to advocate the advice of his last counsel, may have spoken to the British premier before going on the BBC's Newsnight programme where he publicly embraced homosexuality.
The MDC-T leader's shocking support for homosexuality raised eyebrows since he had, last year, publicly rebuked the sexual deviants.


Mr Cameron said his government was considering withholding aid to countries not recognising gay rights.
He said the British government was engaging African countries on the subject in a bid to persuade them to subscribe to homosexuality.

In an interview with the BBC, Mr Cameron said: "Britain is now one of the premier aid givers in the world. We want to see countries that receive our aid adhering to proper human rights, and that includes how people treat gay and lesbian people.
"British aid should have more strings attached, in terms of do you persecute people for their faith or their Christianity, or do you persecute people for their sexuality? We don't think that's acceptable," he said.


Mr Cameron said gay rights were discussed at the Commonwealth leaders' summit in Australia last week, ironically the time Mr Tsvangirai went public with his pro-gay stance, adding that he had personally raised it with "a number of the African countries that I've been speaking with."
"We've been raising the issue consistently, we've been raising it here at this Commonwealth heads of government (summit). They are in a different place from us on this issue. I think these countries are all on a journey and it's up to us to try and help them along on that journey," said Mr Cameron.

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