Cop squad’s set up to beat gays
POLICE in the African state of Tanzania have formed a special squad to identify gay people on social media – then go round and beat them up.
Paul Makonda, the regional commissioner for capital, Dar es Salaam, said the 17- member team would comprise of state communications officials, the police and social media practitioners.
Their mandate would be to scrutinise social media platforms to identify people who engage in same- sex relationships.
Mr Makonda also appealed to city residents to delete any nude pics from their phones, warning that anyone found with nudie snaps would also be beaten up by the new squad.
Tanzania was once the benignly ruled British colony of Tanganyika but in recent years it’s gone to the dogs.