Ugandan minister who called child rape 'natural' wants woman arrested over revenge porn

12 November 2014 - 16:09 By Times LIVE
Desire Luzinda. File photo.
Desire Luzinda. File photo.
Image: DjDinTV Uganda Music Videos/ YouTube LLC

Ugandan musician Desire Luzinda has fallen victim to revenge porn allegedly posted on the Internet by her ex-boyfriend who said he wanted to 'teach her a lesson'.

 

The pictures went viral, and have been published in newspapers according to the BBC.

Now Uganda's government has gotten involved - as the country's minister for ethics Simon Lokodo has called for her to be arrested.

"She (Luzinda) is a culprit and has broken the anti-pornography law. I have directed the police to arrest her, but first they should investigate her" Rev Fr Lokodo said according to Uganda's Daily Monitor.

"You can imagine how she exposed pictures on Facebook, she should be locked up and isolated" He added.

Lokodo is previously noted for telling Stephen Fry that homosexuality is wrong, but men raping girl children is 'natural'.

 

According to the Washington Post, Luzinda addressed the controversy on Facebook saying, "These were photos taken in privacy with someone I loved. In our private moments, we all have our ‘moments of madness’. The bottom line is that I trusted this person and never hoped that something done in private would find its way to the public domain irrespective of our differences.”

Revenge porn is the publication of nude pictures without the subject's consent, generally in a bid to get revenge on them.

Another musician, Didi Muchwa Mugisha, 28, pleaded guilty before a Kampala court earlier this month for producing and trafficking pornography - in the form of a racy music video showing a singer writhing in her underwear.

Uganda's tough new anti-porn laws defines pornography as "any representation of the sexual parts of a person for primarily sexual excitement."

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