“The high court in the capital, Windhoek, declared the crimes of ‘sodomy’ and ‘unnatural sexual offences’ as ‘unconstitutional and invalid’ in its ruling on the case brought by a local LGBTQ activist.

‘We are not persuaded that in a democratic society such as ours… it is reasonably justifiable to make an activity criminal just because a segment, maybe a majority, of the citizenry consider it to be unacceptable,’ the judges wrote.

The judgement overturns rarely enforced laws dating back to 1927, which Namibia inherited from the colonial era but maintained after gaining independence from South Africa in 1990.”

From FRANCE 24.