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07/26/2013 01:01 pm ET | Updated Feb 02, 2016

Robert Mugabe, Zimbabwe President, Threatens To Behead Gay Citizens

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Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe, who in the past has called tolerance for gay rights "unnatural" and "filth," has yet again made his views known surrounding recent political and social gains made by LGBT individuals.

Speaking on Tuesday at a rally at the Aerodrome Grounds in Mutare, Mugabe described LGBT people as "worse than pigs, goats and birds" and threatened to behead them, according to NewsDay.

“If you take men and lock them in a house for five years and tell them to come up with two children and they fail to do that, then we will chop off their heads. This thing (homosexuality) seeks to destroy our lineage by saying John and John should wed, Maria and Maria should wed... Obama says if you want aid, you should accept the homosexuality practice... We will never do that.”

Mugabe also accused other African countries of becoming more tolerant of homosexuality because they have become reliant on European countries for aid and support.

The African leader has an extensive history of violent and homophobic statements. During last January's elecetion, President Mugabe ran on a platfrom that assured "hell for gays" if his party won, promising laws that would make LGBTQ individuals rot in jail for life.

According to SW Radio Africa, President Mugabe has publicly condemned and attacked LGBT individual seven times throughout the month of July alone.

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