Malawi’s police have vowed to continue to hunt down gays and lesbians after apparently finding pornographic material at the offices of a human rights group.

AFP reported that authorities found “pornographic films, files and information about gay meetings” while investigating a case of burglary at the un-named organisation’s offices.

“Our initial findings are that this office was patronised by a lot of prominent people and we immediately launched the probe to track down the gays,” said police spokesman Davie Chingwalu.

“We are targeting some prominent personalities and our suspects include legislators, priests, academics and other professionals,” he added.

Following the arrest of two men – Steven Monjeza and Tiwonge Chimbalanga – who were symbolically engaged to marry in a public ceremony in December last year, police have committed themselves to cracking down on gays and lesbians, and recently arresting a man for putting up gay rights posters.

Homosexuality is illegal in Malawi and carries a maximum penalty of 14 years imprisonment.

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