The EFF picketing against the Uganda’s Anti-Homosexuality Bill. Image: Twitter/EFFSouthAfrica

EFF marches against Uganda’s Anti-Homosexual Bill in Pretoria

EFF leader Julius Malema leads the way in a picket against Uganda’s Anti-Homosexuality Bill at the Ugandan Embassy in Pretoria.


The EFF picketing against the Uganda’s Anti-Homosexuality Bill. Image: Twitter/EFFSouthAfrica

Economic Freedom Fighter (EFF) leader Julius Malema on Tuesday, 4 April 2023, lead a picket against Uganda’s controversial Anti-Homosexuality Bill at the Ugandan Embassy in Pretoria.

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EFF in solidarity with the queer community

The EFF says if the Anti-Homosexuality Bill is signed by Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni, it will be the gross violation of human rights as it includes death sentences and imprisonment of children.

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They urge that no government and authorities should impose their subjective interpretations of sexuality on ordinary citizens. The picket has received much attention from followers of the EFF as they came out in numbers in participation.

Human rights activists support the picket

Stella Nyazi who is the human rights advocate in Uganda showed her gratitude with the EFF for supporting the LGBTQI+ community in Uganda.

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I thank the EFF party for solidarity with Ugandan LGBTIQA+ community. EFF is the only humane and bold political party in Africa that publicly stands with the continent’s sexual minorities. Thanks EFF for showing leadership that Africa belongs to all who claim her. Amandla.

Stella Nyanzi

The EFF’s Cameron Modisane said political leaders and people in general needed to be educated abut the issue of human rights and the rights of queer people.

He further added that the situation in Uganda was bad and that Ugandans were scared for their lives and could not exist freely in their own country.

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Anti-Homosexuality Bill passed in Uganda

The Ugandan parliament has passed a controversial Anti-Homosexuality Bill, which makes supposed homosexual acts punishable by up to 10 years in prison.

Only two members of the ruling party voted against the bill, which has attracted widespread global condemnation.

The bill is yet to be signed into law by Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni. Malema has urged the government of Uganda to reverse the decision.

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UN slams the bill

The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (UNHCR) has slammed the bill.

UN Human Rights official, Volker Türk has called on President Museveni to reject the bill, warning that the legislation runs counter to the country’s own constitutional provisions stipulating equality and non-discrimination for all.

Countries such as the United States and Canada have also joined the chorus of condemnation.