Cape Town â€“ In just a day following the passing of the controversial anti-homosexuality bill in Uganda, a young man has come forward claiming to be president Yoweri Museveniâ€™s gay lover.
The 28 year old male model from Sea Point, Cape Town, has passed a series of lie-detector tests with flying colors, this after a Ugandan law agency in South Africa painted him as â€œan attention seeking lier who wants to ruin, discredit and compromise the dignity and credibility of their presidentâ€.
Speaking on condition of anonymity, the young man claims to have met the Ugandan president one summer evening in Cape Town, where he was working as a waiter.
â€œI was part of the hospitality team hosting presidential delegates at the Cape Town International Convention Centre after the official opening of the national parliament held earlier that day. Myself, and two more waiters were serving a table where Yoweri and other dignitaries were seated for the evening,â€ the young man said.
He claims that after serving desserts, president Yoweri Museveni complimented him on his impeccable waiting skills and said his upcoming hotel business could do with a waiter like him.
â€œHe gave me his business card and insisted that I should send him my CV before he leaves for Uganda, which I promptly forwarded the following morning. Hardly an hour post emailing him my CV, I received a call from him requesting to meet me at the One&Only hotel to discuss my job prospects at length.
â€œWe met at Vista bar which is situated inside the hotel, but we decided to go seat on the patio. After a few drinks, he told me that he could see that Iâ€™m gay, and that he liked me. To date, my job prospects were never discussed,â€ the young man elaborated.
After one too many drinks, the sexy male model claims that they decided to move the meeting to president Yoweri Museveniâ€™s hotel suite as the sea breeze was getting a tad too cold. Upon their arrival, the horny president couldnâ€™t keep his hands to himself, and the two shared a night of passion.
The young man claims that that was the beginning of a bling life, as the Ugandan president would often bankroll him and frequently fly down to Cape Town to have sex with him and shower him with expensive gifts.
Shockingly, the young man was able to backup his allegations with hard-core proof; from president Yoweri Museveniâ€™s business cards, to private email communication between the two and bank statements showing EFT payments, all confirmed to be valid by a South African forensic unit.
Jetline Auto Dealers have also confirmed the purchase of a black BMW Z4 by one Yoweri Museveni, fitting the exact description of a sleek convertible the young man is currently driving.
â€œI am very disheartened to learn that he passed a bill that could see people like him being jailed for life, grossly discriminated against and even murdered for being who they are. I donâ€™t understand why he did it, but can only assume that heâ€™s using it as a cover-up to hide who he truly is.
â€œMost prominent politicians and business people use the same cheap tactics. They get married and have kids as an umbrella, while having young boys as side-dishes. But Yoweri has crossed the line.
â€œThis is such a low blow to me as his lover, and to the African gay community at large. Heâ€™s not taking my calls and is ignoring my SMSâ€™es and emails.
â€œIf heâ€™s ok with seeing gay people rot in jail for choosing who they love, then the police should start with him,â€ lamented the teary gay model.
Ugandaâ€™s new anti-homosexuality law punishes gay sex with up to life in jail. The bill originally proposed the death penalty for â€œaggravated homosexualityâ€, defined as repeated gay sex between consenting adults and acts involving a minor, a disabled person or where one partner is infected with HIV. First-time offenders also face life in jail.
The new law also creates the offenses of â€œconspiracy to commit homosexualityâ€ as well as â€œaiding and abetting homosexuality,â€ both of which are punishable with a seven-year jail term. Those convicted of â€œpromoting homosexualityâ€ face similar punishment.
John Kerry, US Secretary of State, stated that the signing of the anti-gay bill by the Ugandan president marked a tragic day for Uganda and for all who care about the cause of human rights. He warned that Washington could strongly consider cutting aid to the government of this East African nation.
The Red Pepper tabloid published the names and pictures of alleged homosexuals in a front-page story under the headline: â€œEXPOSED!â€
A prominent Ugandan gay activist, David Kato, was killed after that list came out, and activists said at the time that they believed he was targeted because of his work promoting gay rights in Uganda.
In signing the bill, Museveni said the measure is needed because the West is promoting homosexuality in Africa, rejecting international criticism of the law as interference in Ugandaâ€™s internal affairs. Museveni accused â€œarrogant and careless Western groupsâ€ of trying to recruit Ugandan children into homosexuality