Banana slates rape allegation

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Canaan Banana, former president of Zimbabwe, has slated allegations that he raped a male police aide. Mr Banana (pictured) said accusations he had forced police inspector Jefta Dube to perform homosexual acts over three years were "pathological lies".

"How many times am I going to repeat that I am not a homosexual?" the Methodist minister and diplomat snapped in the BBC interview.

President Robert Mugabe has called same-sex partners "lower than dogs and pigs". AP - Harare