Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe on Saturday criticized British Prime Minister David Cameron's calls to respect gay rights, the AFP reported.

At a stadium event celebrating his 88th birthday in the town of Mutare, Mugabe rejected Cameron's calls for countries receiving British aid to respect human rights, including those of gay men and lesbians.

“Nature is nature. It has created male and female,” Mugabe said.

“You David Cameron, are you suggesting that you don't know that or is it some kind of insanity or part of the culture of Europeans?”

“In their newspapers, that's one of my sins. That I called [gays] worse than pigs and dogs because pigs know there are males and females. It's even in the Bible that you create through the system of marrying.”

“That's how we were born, so we reject that outright and say to hell with you. I won't even call him a dog because my own dog will complain and say, but what have I done.”

(Related: David Cameron makes conservative case for gay marriage.)