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Ben Kiwanuka’s Mercedes to be displayed at Vintage show

The recent demolition of the residence of DP founder Benedicto Kiwanuka left the public in shock, going by the former prime minister’s stature as a statesman.

Court bailiffs raided the home in Nalukolongo and razed down everything to enforce a court order, following the failure of Maurice Kagimu Kiwanuka, his son, to pay off a loan.

However, there is a silver lining to the demolition after locals managed to save Ben Kiwanuka’s ramshackle Mercedes Benz Ponton, probably a 1950s model. Now, organisers of the upcoming CBA Vintage auto show have acquired the car and will showcase it on July 28 at Sheraton gardens.

It remains to be seen whether the car will undergo some repairs for the show but organizers remain tightlipped. 

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