Somizi speaks after request of him banned to come to Zimbabwe: Vid. The celebrity chef was expected to attend the reopening of the iconic Garwe Restaurant in Harare on Thursday. Churches in Zimbabwe have mobilised to block South African media personality Somizi “Somgaga” Mhlongo from attending a function.However, churches under the Apostolic Christian Council of Zimbabwe have vowed to block Somizi from attending the red carpet event. The churches insist that Somizi, who is gay, is not welcome. The ACCZ made it stridently clear that it is against the embattled Idols SA judge’s appearance at the event, arguing that same-sex relationships are illegal in Zimbabwe. The organisation went on to claim that both Christianity and the African traditional religion are against same-sex relationships.
The churches have since written to the Office of the President and Cabinet and several government ministries imploring them to take action against the coming of Somizi for the reopening of Garwe Restaurant.
The ACCZ said that the government should protect citizens by banning the event or making Garwe Restaurant choose another guest Chef to grace the reopening. The churches made it clear that if the government does not intervene and fails “to protect us in time,” they would stage demonstrations at the airport against Somizi.
Source – MbareTimes