Jailed Gay Malawi Couple Split Up To Survive – Steven Monjeza To Marry A Woman

Somethings really rotten in Malawi.  This is what must apparently happen for these men to survive.  And it’s truly a sad and bizarre turn of events.

Steven Monjeza has dumped Tiwonge Chimbalanga –Aunt Tiwo- who he engaged in the first Malawi gay ceremony that earned them a 14 years imprisonment for homosexuality. They were pardoned by President Bingu wa Mutharika after conceding international pressure. But according to The Nation newspaper, Malawi’s authoritative daily; Monjeza has found a woman, Dorothy Gulo, 24, to marry and claims he was forced into the ‘gay drama’. The man has said he will expose the people that allegedly forced him into the gay act if they continue to pester him. The paper reports that Monjeza now alleges that he never had sex with his fellow man, Tiwonge.

Monjeza claims he was forced to hold a news conference: “We were pardoned but I know the law can bounce back on us if we are not careful. Although I claimed that I still love Tiwo, I did not mean it. I have never had sex with him as was revealed in court. That is why the medical examination failed to establish any anal penetration. I was coerced into the whole thing,@ The Nation quoted him. They forcefully picked me from my house in Kameza when I was drunk. They bundled me into their car and said they were taking me for a drink. Indeed, I was treated to a drinking orgy throughout the journey but no one revealed where we were going until I reached a house in Lilongwe to find Tiwo. He told me that there are many countries willing to take us but I told him I was not interested and would not go.”

Do disheartening that Steven Monjeza decided that it is best to BLAME the man he was with, and they WERE together, and accuse him and a “pesky group” of people for kidnapping him and forcing him into this.

This is what happens under a dangerous religious theocracy.

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