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People Power activist Ziggy Wine dies of torture injuries

RIP: Ziggy Wine

RIP: Ziggy Wine

People Power activist and local musician Michael Kalinda aka Ziggy Wine has passed on at Mulago hospital.

Kalinda died yesterday night of injuries sustained after being tortured a few weeks ago. Kalinda was kidnapped by unknown people on June 21 while on his way to a music studio in Kamwokya. 

He was last week reportedly dumped at Mulago hospital entrance with his two fingers cut off and left eye plucked out in an apparent torture ordeal. Kalinda’s body according to some family members bore hallmarks of torture burns seemingly from a hot flat iron box.

Family members and Kyadondo East MP Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine point to security agencies saying Kalinda was murdered because of his People Power constancy.

Security agencies including police and the Internal Security Organisation (ISO) have declined to comment on the matter. But kidnap and torture of opposition activists has become more frequent several released victims pointing a finger at ISO. 

More details coming...

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0 #11 Remase 2019-08-06 12:25
Kali, "Now, the other day museveni attacked mayiga therefore Mengo for defending coffee farmers I never heard a word from you. You need to grow up." That is exactly my point.

When Mayiga passionately congratulate M7 for rigging elections, that is great, but when he criticizes M7, then M7 "attacks" Mayiga! When will the triple M learn that M7 is a scumbag?

Kali, one doesn't need to be a Muganda or Chinese to know that it's the triple M who are giving M7 the huge balsl to cling on power and continue to torture and kill Ugandans. That is where the problem is. Period.
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0 #12 Jama 2019-08-06 14:49
The modus operandi applied by the tormenters of this young man is similar to that used by the barbarians who murdered Yassin,tormented Zake,Kyagulanyi and others in Arua.

What we are experiencing is nothing but state terrorism.
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+1 #13 Kirya 2019-08-06 16:40
M7 is the best candidate for ICC. The
my room Rwanda has to be disregard
for human life. Those who cheer him
are sick and deserve to die.
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