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Tiwonge Chimbalanga May Immigrate To Canada

Jim Burroway

October 1st, 2010

The Maravi Post of Malawi is reporting that Tiwonge Chimbalanga, who had been arrested, convicted, sentenced to fourteen years’ imprisonment and later pardoned of the crime of “gross indecency” following a same-sex marriage engagement to Steven Monjeza, may be preparing to move to Canada:

“Yes, Tiwonge will be going to Canada to settle,” Maxwell Manda, a cousin of Tiwonge Chimbalanga’s, told Maravipost.com in an exclusive interview Thursday. “He is just finalising travel documents.”

Manda said Chimbalanga, or Aunt Tiwo, who currently ekes out a living by doing odd jobs, will find a career in his adopted country.

“Some people will host him for some three years then after that he will find what to do,” he said. “We have advised him not to mess this opportunity.”

According to Gift Tapence of the Centre for the Development of People, Tiwonge’s passport is ready. A visa from Canada is expected next week.

Tiwonge and Steven broke up following their release from prison. Sadly, Monjeza’s life has spiraled downhill since then. Last week, Monjeza was given a one year suspended sentence for stealing a mobile phone.

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TampaZeke
October 1st, 2010 | LINK

I thought Monjeza got back on the “straight” and narrow, married a woman and lived happily ever after.

Priya Lynn
October 1st, 2010 | LINK

Welcome home Tiwonge.

Franck
October 1st, 2010 | LINK

Good luck Tiwonge. Maybe you’ll finally be able to be who you are without the utter stupidity of our fellow Africans to hold you back.

Penny Sautereau-Fife
October 1st, 2010 | LINK

Shame on you Timothy. I thought better of you than to contribute to the gayjacking of Tiwonge’s repeatedly and clearly established Trans Identity. I exzpect it of trash like the Advocate and the Billerico project but from you? I’m deeply deeply disappointed. It’s one thing to quote someone else using male pronouns, but for you to add to the long list of people focusing solely on Tiwonge’s birth sex as it relates to the “same sex marriage” they were arrested for, and make absolutely no attempt to mention her gender is extremely disappointing Timothy. I expect far better of you.

Timothy Kincaid
October 4th, 2010 | LINK

Penny,

Considering how fired up you are about getting people’s identity accurate, you might want to note that I didn’t write this commentary. Jim and I have distinctly different identities.

You may also wish to check out Jim’s rather thoughtful commentary on Tiwonge’s identity.

Timothy

ps. If you wish to offer an apology after reading Jim’s previous commentary, I’m sure he’d happily accept it.

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