Somizi has responded to reports that his visit to Zimbabwe could be blocked by the government because of his sexual orientation.
He said that he doesn’t want to be there anyway.
The Apostolic Christian Council of Zimbabwe wrote to the president’s office and other ministries, raising concerns about Mhlongo’s sexuality.
Mhlongo was scheduled for a visit to Zimbabwe, following an invitation by Gava Restaurant, a prime eatery in Harare, for an exhibition cooking event this coming weekend.
However, the Apostolic Christian Council of Zimbabwe (ACCZ) wrote to the president’s office and other ministries, including tourism and foreign affairs, saying: “Somizi is a homosexual, hence according to our people driven constitution, Zimbabwe doesn’t tolerate homosexuality.
According to Mhlongo, he knew that something was wrong when the restaurant wanted to pull out because he had not advertised the event on his social media platforms, which he said was not a requirement.
He said that he was used to being ostracised because of his sexuality, but was okay with it.