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    INTERVIEW: Comparing Besigye To Bobi Wine Is An Insult,  Besigye Is A War Lion, Bobi Wine Is A Rabbit – Gashumba Compares All Forces Of Change, Why Muhoozi Will Replace His Father And Sends Strong Message To Haters Beefing His Daughter Sheila…

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    Sisimuka Uganda founder and Chief strategist, Frank Gashumba has said that comparing former Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) president, Dr. Kizza Besigye to National Unity Platform President (NUP) Robert Kyagulanyi alias Bobi Wine is an insult.

    In an interview with the Grapevine, Gashumba stressed that Dr. Besigye is a certified war lion whereas Bobi Wine is a certified rabbit.

    Gashumba further noted that until Kyagulanyi comes out to condemn the youth who insult people on social media, he will not leave him to have peace.

    He also emphasized that he wants to show Kyagulanyi’s supporters, especially the young people that Kyagulanyi is not in any struggle to liberate the country, his struggle is for his family and self-empowerment.

    Below is Gashumba’s conversation with theGrapevine;

    Grapevine; What exactly is disorganising you and Bobi Wine?

    Gashumba; This is how it started, I was invited to attend Lt. Gen. Muhoozi Kainerugaba’s birthday in Lugogo which I attended. Sometime later, NBS inviteed me for their talk show called Barometer and the first question the moderator asked me was, “Gashumba you attended Muhoozi’s party, how was it?” I told him it was beyond a birthday party, it was big and I used a luganda word ‘asimbudde’ but I think that word did not sink in well with the fanatics and talibans of Kyagulanyi.

    Grapevine; Have you ever taken time to talk to Bobi Wine about his supporters who keep insulting people on social media?

    Gashumba; One day I met him (Bobi Wine) in Munyonyo and told him about the Turkey based blogger, Fred Lumbuye because nobody has preached the gospel of hate against Banyarwanda like that man. But he told me he has no control over those people and yet I learned from a close source of Bobi Wine that Lumbuye works for him and is even on his payroll.

    Grapevine; Speaking of Lumbuye, are you still beefing with him?

    Gashumba; I don’t have any beef with Lumbuye because who is he anyway? And another thing, the things he does he cannot even do when he is here in Uganda and if he thinks he is powerful enough let him come and do them from here.

    Grapevine; You talked of NUP being an NRM project, what evidence do you have?

    Gashumba; It is not once or twice that I find Barbie Kyagulanyi at State House, Entebbe. When I go to State House, I go there in broad daylight, so it is not once or twice that I find her there. Let her tell us what she is always doing there. They are saying they are removing a dictator but they are dining with a dictator.

    Grapevine; You normally visit President Museveni, what is the relationship between you and the president and what do you always talk about?

    Gashumba; Normally when the president calls you, he doesn’t tell you why he has called you. And as for me, the many times I have met with the President, it is always something to do with the rights of Banyarwanda in Uganda because he knows how deeply I feel about them.

    Grapevine; How far have you gone with your proposal to rebrand Banyarwanda tribe to Bavandimwe in Uganda so that they are accommodated in the national constitution?

    Gashumba; We are working on it and actually gave in our submission to the select committee in parliament which was compiling those people who wanted to be incorporated in the Constitution of Uganda. We met them shortly before the death of Jacob Oulanyah and I’m still going to Parliament to meet the Speaker Rt. Hon. Anita Among on the same issue. Much as we are pursuing the line of re-branding, we must continue fighting for the rights of our people. The process of re-branding may however take some time but as it takes time, the rights of Banyarwanda living in Uganda must be treated like any other tribes in Uganda.

    Grapevine; So many times, we have seen you dine with the NRM party, FDC and sometimes with NUP, which political party do you belong to?

    Gashumba; I don’t have a political party but I have always voted for Dr.Kizza Besigye, I don’t hold a card for any political party.

    Grapevine; If Besigye came back in the race, would do you go back to him?

    Gashumba; No, unless he is backed by the military. Nobody will ever dislodge this regime using the power of words.

    Grapevine; Which reason would you give for supporting Muhoozi yet you don’t support Museveni?

    Gashumba; Muhoozi is different. I don’t know if he is coming in 2026 but I think if I was the President of Uganda I would allow him to come so that when he makes mistakes am still around to correct him.

    Grapevine; Do you believe Muhoozi is well prepared to succeed his father as president?

    Gashumba; What I saw in Entebbe last Saturday when Muhoozi invited Generals to say hello to people, over 100 generals attended, meaning the High Command sat in Entebbe. He invited over 270 Members of Parliament the Deputy Speaker inclusive meaning Parliament would also convene from there. So, such actions speak louder than words. And there is a big difference between Museveni and Muhoozi. People want change and they are going to see it.

    Grapevine; You are one of the people who love change in this country, what do you think is failing government?

    Gashumba; First of all we are not in Europe, we are not in America, we are in Africa. Don’t ever dare to think or dream that you can dislodge Museveni through votes. He came came into power using the gun and that is how he will go.

    Grapevine; Can you assess for our readers Dr. Besigye and Bobi Wine in terms of the struggle to remove Museveni?

    Gashumba; That is an insult of the highest level. Besigye is a certified war lion and Bobi Wine is a certified rabbit. Comparing them is like telling me to liken Djibouti and America. They don’t match.

    Grapevine; Did you forgive the Chieftiancy Military Intelligence (CMI) operatives who arrested you and failed to prosecute you?

    Gashumba; No. Actually we are in court, I will never forgive them. Those idiots really destroyed my name. Whatever they did was just to degrade me in the public. I will never forgive them. And this has taken so long because those are the days where the rift between Uganda and Rwanda was at boiling point level.

    Grapevine; Do you believe that Uganda Rwanda problems have been solved and there is no more tension?

    Gashumba; No. What Muhoozi did to reunite Uganda and Rwanda was very good but it has to move beyond Muhoozi to institutions. Muhoozi brokered the deal so let institutions take over. Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Rwanda should work hand in hand with Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Uganda and other institutions. It beats my understanding how Rwanda and Uganda would end up in a fight.

    Grapevine; Is Sisimuka Uganda still active?

    Gashumba; Activities of Sisimuka Uganda used to often be on Radio one and Akaboozi but I was expelled from the radios. So, we have a radio we are negotiating with but the process requires a lot of money.

    Grapevine; How do you feel that Bobi Wine is not able to respond to your allegations?

    Gashumba; Those are his games, that is his nature. He doesn’t reply he sends his supporters. But am sure he has heard me and I know he is feeling the heat.

    Grapevine; Do you believe that ‘Mwanyi terimba’ will revive Buganda’s lost glory as many claim at Mengo?

    Gashumba; That doesn’t exist. Have you ever seen a country develop on just these small hoes. Countries develop on large scale farming.

    Grapevine; Could you list five big problems Ugandans need to resolve.

    Gashumba; The only problems Ugandans needs to resolve are leadership and mindset change.

    Grapevine; Assess the current Parliament and the previous one.

    Gashumba; The current Parliament is sick. But you see people vote for leaders who look like them.

    Grapevine; Mr. Gashumba, are you happy with the way your daughter behaves and how do you feel about the public criticizing her?

    Gashumba; Those who criticize Sheila are the ones who envy her. First of all, some people hate her because of the name Gashumba and others hate her because she has achieved alot. Sheila is the most highly paid media personality in Uganda. She makes over Shs.50m per month so that is why they criticise her. But my advice to them is let them use the time they spend criticizing her, to raise their children.

    Grapevine; Any last words give to Ugandans as Gashumba?

    Gashumba; There is no politician who is going to change your life. Politics in Uganda changes a leader who has been voted into power therefore if you are to vote, don’t vote thinking that that leader is going to change your life.

    If voting was to be used to change Uganda, we would be more like South Korea or Japan because we vote every after five years.

     

    By Kalamira Hope

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    PHOTOS: I’M IN LOVE WITH LEVIXONE: Desire Luzinda Reveals How She Almost Missed out On Hubby’s Concert…

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    Renowned musician Desire Luzinda revealed how she almost missed out on lover Levixone’s concert.

    Desire made these remarks yesterday at Kololo Airstrip during Sam Lucus alias Levixone’s concert dubbed ‘Mbeera Genesis.’

    Desire revealed that the devil almost stopped her from attending the concert because they were chased off the first flight after they were told that the aircraft had issues.

    Speaking about her relationship with Levixone, Desire confessed that it is true the two are in a relationship insisting that whatever they saw in the video and pictures was true.

    Asked about her daughter’s relationship Michelle with Sam Mayanja alias Chameleon’s son, Abba following allegations that the two had some chemistry, Desire refused to speak about the allegation and immediately got into her car.

    During the performance, Levixone was the first on stage and later invited his lover, Desire Luzinda who later led the congreggation in a worship session.

    “Allow me introduce to you the most important human in my life, I welcome the woman of God, Desire Luzinda,” Levixone said.

    Stunning Desire however left many excited with the way she was dressed and how she powerfully led them in worship.

    The concert also attracted a number of Gospel musicians who included; Betty Namaganda, Carol Budhuwike, Sseku Martin, Pastor Miriam Warugaba, Desire Luzinda, Pastor Jeff Komagum- Dj Languna from Gulu.

    Other musicians included; Pastor Wilson Bugembe, Bebe Cool and Wendi from Malawi.

    Towards the end of the concert, Levixone asked revellers to stretch their hands and pray for the proprietor of Salt Media and House of Prayer Ministries International (HPMI) lead pastor, Aloysuis Bujjingo.

    Pr. Bujjingo went on his knees as revellers stretched their hands towards him and prayed for God to bless him.

    Pr. Bujjingo is Levixone’s spiritual father and it is alleged when he (Levixone) fell in love with Desire, he told Bujjingo who vowed to support him until the two walk down the aisle.

    By Joel Wansaale

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    PICTURES: I Have Not Come To Steal Muzaata’s Wealth: How Kluthum’s Introduction Left Many In Awe; New Lover Warns Haters…

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    Muzaata's widow Kluthum introducing her new husband Akram

    Dr. Kulthum Nabuunya, the widow to the late Sheikh Nuhu Muzaata introduced new lover Akram Gumisiriza in colourful introduction ceremony that was attended by a number of socialites and dignitaries on Saturday.

    Kulthum’s introduction was at her big sister’s home in Kungu, Kyanja, a Kampala suburb.

    Speaking to theGrapevine during the introduction, Dr. Kulthum’s new lover Gumisiriza trashed allegations that he accepted to have Kulthum because of her wealth that was left for her by late Muzaata.

    Akram disclosed that he is an engineer who owns two companies that deal in gold in South Africa.

    He added that the reason why many are talking ill about his bride is because they are jealous of her, being that she is beautiful and well educated.

    Ministers and socialites who attended the introduction included; Resident City Commissioner (RCC) for Kampala, Amina Lukanga, Resident District Commissioner (RDC) for Buikwe, Hawa Ndege, Sheikh Abdul Lwahuman Sserunjogi, Sheihk Guggwa, Presidential advisor on media, Tamale Mirundi among others.

    Others included; Victoria University Vice Chancellor, Dr. Lawrence Muganga and other leaders in Kampala.

    Speaking to insiders on how much money was spent, they revealed that in total the function took over Shs.100m and more.

    An insider intimated that the groom, Akram Gumisiriza’s outfit cost Shs.15m while Kulthum’s outfits took Shs.30m.

    Service providers at the function revealed that they were paid half of the money with others revealing that they didn’t receive their balance after the event like the couple had promised.

    One of the service providers who was in charge of feeding the guests revealed that she was paid Shs.6.8m to feed 700 visitors with snacks and coffee.

    However, the number increased to 1000 and she was ordered to feed all of them and promised that she would be paid at a later date.

    One of the decorators intimated to theGrapevine that she was told to decorate for 400 VIP visitors.

    However, the guest were more than what they had budgeted for and so they had to add chairs and promised to be paid later.

    GIVE AKRAM WHATEVER HE WANTS AS AND WHEN HE WANTS IT.

    During the introduction, Sheikh Guggwa advised Kulthum not to priotise education since she already has a PhD but rather feed her husband with whatever he wants as and when he wants it.

    Akram gifted Kulthum with a brand new Hyundai car.

     

    By Hope Kalamira and Omulangira Ddembe

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    MISS CURVY AFRICA ’22: Who Is The Curviest Of Them All? Plus Sized Women Confess The Good, The Bad And The Ugly…

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    Curvaceous plus sized women are set to tussle it out at the ‘Miss Curvy Africa’ competition that is due to take place this Friday 25th November, 2022 at Imperial Royale Hotel, Kampala.

    theGrapevine managed to catch up with some of the contestants from different parts of Africa who confessed how happy they are to finally have a competition that recognises them for who they are.


    UGANDA’S NASSUNA: Shirat Nasuuna (28), who won this year’s Miss Curvy Uganda competition held at Club Ambiance in Bukesa told theGrapevine that the reason why she was chosen to represent Uganda in the upcoming competitions is because of her confidence and her love for people.

    “We have so much to change here in Uganda as plus sized women especially the way people see us, which really matters,” she said.

    Nasuuna added that despite the fact that her opponents are very young compared to her, winning the competition will not be about age.

    “Because if someone tells me they are 10 years and yet think beyond their age, they are better than someone of 50 years, so it is not in any way about age.”

    She insisted that the crown has to remain in Uganda.

    Asked about allegations that plus sized women are expensive to look after, Shirat said that they are not expensive even though clothes for plus sized people are sometimes rare to to find.

    “Even eating, it’s not that we eat too much, but it is just one’s genes that make them fat,” she said.

    NAMIBIA’S MUSHIMBA: Michelle Mushimba alias Fine China (27) from Namibia noted that the reason why she joined the competitions is because the queen was not able to (compete) and since she is a Princess in Namibia, she had to fill the gap.

    “I represent all the plus sized women in Africa not just in my country. I feel I was born with the blood of being an African queen. The curves that I have show the pain that we have been through, the ups and downs that we have had in Africa. I want to inspire women across the world that it is not a shame to be fat,” she said.

    Michelle also revealed to theGrapevine that the roles that they have is what makes them fat adding that they are not even fat but curvy.

    She adduced, “I am not here to say that we are fat, am here to say that it is okay to be the way we were born. So, I’m here to tell women that its okay to be fat but also to tell them not to be too comfortable but work hard on your body. Sometimes even a five minutes walk could change alot. I would also like to represent mental health awareness because alot of women have burgages because they are stereotyped.”

    Michelle also emphasized that as a plus sized woman, she has faced alot of challenges like when she walks around the street and people make fun of her.

    “It sometimes makes me want to hide what I have but then I realise that a lot of people out there are paying a lot of money to have what I have.”

    TANZANIA’S TETA: Sarah Teta Susaki from Tanzania (26) told theGrapevine that she is excited to represent her country and Africa in the upcoming competitions.

    She added that to her, it is not expensive to be plus-sized. She advised women of her size to keep fit and maintain good health.

    She however narrated an incident where her size stopped her from achieving her long desired goal.

    “I remember one time I wanted to become a model and so I joined some competitions but to my disappointment, the judges plainly told me I can’t be one because I’m fat. This was the worst day of my life because I felt really embarrassed. I’m proud of who I am and what I have,” Teta said.

    BOTSWANA’S RAFLINE: Refline Dirent (22) from Botswana noted that she has faced many challenges with her body including people calling her imperfect because of her legs.

    “I have very black stretch marks so I have had so much criticism about that and even to this day people still criticise me,” she narrated.

    She divulged that the reason why she thinks she is the best candidate for Miss Curvy Africa 2022 is because she is working on a project that is mainly based on protecting animals especially Rhinos since they are also fat.

    She propounded, “In as much as I’m a plus size, I’m not telling people to be fat or eat whatever they want. Please be careful what you put in your body.”

    BOTSWANA’S LUDO: Ludo (28), from Botswana also disclosed that their country is full of beautiful curvy women that is why they couldn’t choose only one representative.

    BOTSWANA’S THIMELO: Thimelo Bridget (29), from Botswana, an Accountant by profession told theGrapevine that it has been her wish to be an Ambassador for plus sized women because of her love for elegance and good fashion.

    SOUTH SUDAN’S BRIKITA: South Sudan’s Brikita (19), is the youngest contestant. She told theGrapevine that it is difficult to be plus-sized in South Sudan because men are always vibing them.

    She narrated, “In South Sudan, people can even get to an extent of bewitching you because of your body size. So, when I’m there I wear big clothes. I have literally faced a lot of challenges being this size.

    “I remember one time I was moving and some people started criticising me and when I tried to respond to them, they almost beat me up but the good thing I had friends that backed me up.

    “That is why am here because I want people out there to know that it is very okay to have a big body and to be plus size.”

     

    By Kalamira Hope and Joel Wansaale

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