Police have reportedly arrested two men for having gay sex in Lusaka, Zambia.
According to local media reports, police in the capital raided a property on August 22 after being tipped off by members of the public.
A 52-year-old man was arrested alongside a 21-year-old man after they were caught having sex.
A police spokesperson told Lusaka Times that the 52-year-old man had been charged with ‘having carnal knowledge against the order of nature’.
He said that Zulu is currently in police custody and that the 21-year-old man has been taken away for a medical examination.
One man is taken away for medical examination.
In Zambia, same-sex sexual activity is punishable with up to 14 years in prison under a section of a penal code originally imposed by the British Empire.
It states that “any person who has carnal knowledge of any person against the order of nature or has carnal knowledge of an animal” is guilty of a felony.
Law enforcers in the country have periodically cracked down on same-sex sexual activity.
Police in Zambia crack down on same-sex sexual activity.
In August last year, two men were convicted for having a consenting same-sex relationship in the country.
Any person who has carnal knowledge of any person against the order of nature.
And, in February 2018, Zambia police called on the public to help them track down two women who they believed to be in a lesbian relationship.
Officers from the national cybercrime unit started an investigation after seeing photos of the pair on social media which implied they were together, according to Zambian news site Mwebantu.
In 2014, the Zambian government reaffirmed its opposition to homosexuality, labelling gay rights an affront to Christianity and the constitution.
President Edgar Lungu said in 2013 that “those advocating gay rights should go to hell”, adding that as far as he was concerned, “that issue is foreign to this country”.