President Yoweri Museveni yesterday in his end of year national address, said he is still investigating circumstances under which former national boxing champion Isaac Ssenyange aka Zebra Mando was shot and killed by security personnel he deployed to look for people being used by the opposition politicians to cause destruction in Kampala and other surrounding areas.
“I did not know Zebra. I was however, told he was supposed to meet me because he was doing some good work for us (mobilising for NRM in Kawempe division). He had even taken Covid-19 test. I was also told he was training boxers who then would be used by some people to attack civilians.
Later on, when I inquired, I was told that Zebra was doing a great job (mobilizing for NRM in Kawempe). I, however, got some information on how some of the people he trained were being used to cause destruction
The security people had gone to take in Zebra and do some inquiry. Unfortunately, when they got to the house (at around 12am) they knocked and they wanted people inside to open for them but they did not open. The wife later opened as security people were trying to force their way in.”-President Museveni accounts why Zebra was killed
He added that according to the wife, Zebra was in the sitting room when the security people arrived but instead of opening, he went outside through the back door. She (wife) opened for the soldiers. They entered but Zebra had gone. Apparently, he climbed over the fence and went somewhere, a distance away from his house. The wife and the son cooperated with the security.
After climbing over the fence, Zebra bumped into another security team (which was part of the one he left at his house). The soldiers involved say when they tried to stop him, he refused to stop.
They told me he tried to fight them and that is how they ended up shooting him twice. That’s where there is a controversy I do not get well. I’m going to investigate elements surrounding his shooting.
The security people informed me when they heard I had started involving myself (investigating the case).
This is all due to the reckless conduct of some opposition leaders. Everywhere I go, I’m told these people are threatening civilians; that they are intimidating them not to vote for NRM.
Am very sorry, so sorry about this. I will bring my entire findings to the knowledge of the family. I am very sorry