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    Ntagali Has Neglected His Duties As A Father – Side Dish Writes Letter To Council Of Bishops…

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    Judith Tukamuhabwa (L) and former Archbishop Stanley Ntagali (R)

    Judith Tukamuhabwa, a Mbarara-based socialite who fathered a child with former Church of Uganda head Archbishop Stanley Ntagali has written to the Council of Bishops.

    In her later dated 27th October, 2021, to the council of bishops, through their head, the Rt. Rev. Dr. Stephen Kazimba Mugalu, Tukamuhabwa reported to the bishops that Ntagali has refused to take care of his son.

    “I greet you in the name of Jesus Christ; The above subject matter refers, I am by the names of Judith Tukamuhabwa a mother of two-year-old son whose father is your immediate predecessor former Archbishop Stanley Ntagali,” she says.

    “This complaint I am submitting before you and the house of bishop comes at the time when I and my son are going through a difficult situation because his father (Former Archbishop Stanley Ntagali ) has intentionally neglected his duties as a father and adamantly refused to offer child support to his own son,” she notes.

    She adds, “My lord Archbishop, you recall that on April 23, 2021, Former Archbishop Stanley Ntagali publicly confessed to having fathered our son before the Anglican Bishops, selected priests, and faithfuls who had gathered at Namirembe Cathedral to mark the 60th anniversary of the Church of Uganda’s self-governance.”

    “Your Grace, even though he called it a sin, this does not stop the fact that he is the father of my son whose child rights are enshrined in our constitution and other UN conventions and treaties MUST be strictly respected.”

    She further adds, “Your Grace, allow me inform you that I am not happy with the way former Archbishop Ntagali Stanley has treated me and my child yet the church leadership has failed to assist me since August 2020 when I came to your office your Grace to resolve our matters. Unfortunately, I was labeled a bad person yet my interest was to see how I can raise my child, because am harden up I don’t have any income you know even the little business I had was taken by Rev. Christopher yet I have other responsibilities to look after.”

    Tukamuhabwa reported that recently, their child (her and Ntagali) fell sick and she tried to inform Ntagali but he

    stubbornly refused to respond to her WhatsApp messages even though they showed that they were read by showing blue ticks.

    Tukamuhabwa says, “meaning that he saw and read the message but chose to ignore them yet the child was dying.”

    “Through you my Lord Archbishop, I kindly request you intervene in these matters such that Mr Ntagali can do the following; Provide financial support to assist me in feeding, dressing and medical care of his son, Provide a permanent home where to raise our child, I want him to clear my car the one he bought on credit and refused to pay balance of shs29m because his child will not use public means and to organize and baptize his child as soon as possible. My Lord if the church can’t assist me then I will be left with no other option than being forced to pursue legal means'” she says.

    Before writing to the Council of Bishops, theGrapevine had a long interview with Tukamuhabwa where she told us about her relationship with Ntagali.

    Grapevine: The last time we remember you told the media that Ntagali agreed to take care of you and the child, what happened since then?

    Judith: When we were dating and sleeping together, he agreed to take care of me but he left when I was six months pregnant. I even gave birth without him around and since then I’ve been struggling with his child.

    Surprisingly, I have never received even a diaper from the father of my kid. He recently told me to take the kid for a DNA test to peove that he is the father which I did.

    When the DNA results came out positive from two laboratories, Lancet laboratories and the government analytical laboratory, he still refused.

    Grapevine: When did you last talk to Ntagali and what did he say?

    Judith: It’s a long time now. I’ve tried all means but the man has totally refused I really do not know what to do. He doesn’t want to hear anything concerning my child. I also got tired because it was like a song everyday. Sending messages which he refused to reply.

    Grapevine: Have you tried talking to Ntagali’s friends or have you talked to Church of Uganda (COU) head Rev. Kazimba Mugalu?

    Judith: I’ve tried everything and Rev. Kazimba knows everything but I’m soon giving up.

    Grapevine: What exactly do you want the church to do for you?

    Judith:To put Ntagali on pressure to play his role as a father and we raise our child. I’m a woman who is struggling to raise three kids because I have other two children.

    You know renting, feeding them is a bit tricky for me yet I don’t have any job even the business I had was taken by Reverend (her former husband) because of my relationship with Ntagali.

    Actaully my intention has never been to expose Emeritus Stanley Ntagali, I only wanted the church leaders to talk to their colleague to take full responsibility as a father after he totally cut me off.

    But surprisingly, when I went to Kazimba, he instead used me to expose us to the public and the public judged me as the bad person yet for me I wanted him to solve our issues confidentially.

    Grapevine: What made you run to Kazimba? Why didn’t you solve your issues with the father of your kid?

    Judith: I remember I contacted Ntagali when I was in the hospital about to give birth because I didn’t have money to clear the bills. But my messages were blue ticked meaning that he saw them but he never replied.

    He later decided to block me and I couldn’t get access to him that is why I decided to inform Kazimba. I really have seen days.

    Grapevine: How much was the hospital bills?

    Judith: It was Shs.1million.

    Grapevine: In which hospital?

    Judith: Mulago specialised hospital.

    Grapevine: But it is alleged that your family has money, can’t they help?

    Judith: They have been helping me but sometimes you feel tired of asking each and everything when you know the person responsible is there and has the capacity.

    Grapevine: Have your parents tried to help you talk to Ntagali because as far as we know, your father is also a religious leader?

    Judith: My daddy tried to talk to him and begged him to make sure we raise our child and Ntagali said okay but he didn’t follow his word. My dad also gave up and told me to struggle and raise my child.

    Grapevine: Tell us about how you met with Ntagali?

    Judith: I met him when I was with Rev. and we started with exchanging contacts. We had a relationship for one year and later he told me to give him a child and I agreed.

    Of course, as a prominent man I thought he will never change his mind, I was convinced to have a child with him.

    Grapevine: When you met the first time and he told you that he was in love with you? Didn’t you know that he was a married man?

    Judith: He even told me but as you know love is blind.

    Grapevine: How many times did you sleep together?

    Judith: We had a relationship for one year plus before conceiving but I can’t count how many times.

    Grapevine: Where did you meet for your outings and how often?

    Judith: We met many times because he rented for me a house along Entebbe Road  at Shs. 500,000 per month. We could meet there twice in a week when he is free. He could come and spend 4 to 5hours and then go back. We didn’t go to hotels.

    Grapevine: How did you break the news to him that you were pregnant?

    Judith: I told him via phone and he sounded very happy about it.

    Grapevine: If he was happy, why then did he change his mind?

    Judith: I don’t know because out of the blue he changed and blocked me.

    Grapevine: But did you really love him? Because some people blame you for being after money and putting him in a trap.

    Judith: Oh no that was not my intention because my marriage with Reverend was also no longer there, I was in love with him not his money.

    KAZIMBA SPEAKS OUT

    When theGrapevine contacted the head of Church of Uganda (COU) Archbishop Rev. Stephen Kazimba Mugalu on why they are not helping Judith, he said, “those are now family matters and I don’t want to interfere.”

    Kazimba told theGrapevine that all he is doing is to pray for her.

    When we asked him about the alleged letter written to the Council of Bishops, he said that he has not yet received it.

     

    By Hope Kalamira

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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.

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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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