The Swapo Party Elders’ Council has rallied behind the Swapo Party Youth League in opposing calls for Namibia to repeal the sodomy law, saying that sodomy is “highly unacceptable” and legalising it “will destroy young people’s future.” The Namibia press agency quotes the council, which said Africa’s youth should maintain its culture and traditions and avoid engaging in activities that oppose African norms, as agreeing with the SPYL that says that members of parliament should discuss bread and butter issues to improve the standards of all Namibian people.”