Mugabe has promised to destroy all LGBTI people, castrate them, and has compared them to ‘pigs and dogs’
Robert Mugabe, the man who has threatened to cut gay men’s heads off, was awarded at the 2015 winner of the Chinese version of the Nobel Peace prize yesterday (22 October).
The Zimbabwean dictator was honored with the award for ‘overcoming a number of difficulties’ such as ‘building the government, economy and order in the country’.
The 91-year-old won a gold Confucius trophy and 100,000 yuan ($15,700, Û14,000).
In his 28-year dictatorship, Zimbabwe has ranked as one of the most corrupt nations in the world. Mugabe has been accused of vote-rigging, destroying the nation’s economy and employing a militia that has reportedly, among other things, murdered his political opponent’s wife by burning her alive with a petrol bomb after severing her hands and feet.
Mugabe has promised to destroy all LGBTI people, castrate them, and compared them to ‘pigs and dogs’.
The Confucius prize is not officially linked to the Chinese government.
Previous winners of the award are:
Lien Chan, Taiwanese former Chinese Nationalist Party chairman (2010)
Vladimir Putin, President of Russia (2011)
Kofi Annan, former UN Secretary-General (2012)
Yi Cheng, former president of China’s Buddhist Association (2013)
Fidel Castro, former President of Cuba (2014)
This article was originally published on Gay Star News