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    SHOCKING: Zebra Mando’s Wife Narrates What Happened On The Night Her Husband Was Killed And How He Was Set To Meet President…

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    Mando’s wife, Mercy Munkukunsi narrating what happened on the night her husband was killed

    This morning, Uganda woke up to the terrifying news of the gruesome murder of former national boxing team captain Isaac Zebra Ssenyange, popularly known among his peers as Mando.

    He was 39 at the time of his death, and he was in charge of general duties in the Uganda Boxing Federation (UBF).

    After getting this terrible news, we sent our reporters to the scene of crime and to Mando’s house to tell us what really happened.

    One of residents in Bwaise III, who declined to tell us his name told theGrapevine that, two cars of the drone type without number plates branched to a night parking spot in Bwaise, close to the deceased’s house at round 11:30pm.

    They found the parking spot security guard only identified as Soldier boy. They reportedly put him on gunpoint and forced him to direct them to Mando’s house, he was bundled into one of the cars and they drove him to Mando’s house.

    On reaching his house in Bugalani zone, the men never knocked on the door and made their way into the house before Mando’s wife, Mercy Munkukunsi could open for them.

    Mercy told us that inside the house, they put her on gunpoint together with their son identified as Ssenyange Junior, a S.5 student.

    “They were going to kill him, mistaking him for his father due to their striking resemblance,” she said.

    Mercy further told our reporters that she told them her husband was not home, by then, Mando had already escaped through the back door of the house.

    Unfortunately, the corridor he ran through had a dead end and he had to return to find another escape route, but while he was still trying to a way, he killers soon found him and shot him in the head several times until he died.

    “His head was literally destroyed by the bullets,” an eye witness narrated.

    Ssenyange Junior re-counted that, “I went to my bedroom because I was doing some work on my laptop, my dad was watching Museveni’s address where Kiwanda was the translator. Surprisingly, he heard some people breaking the glass windows, and he moved out to find out what was happening. The men were wearing black attires with masks on their faces.”

    He disclosed that upon realising that they were looking for him, his dad ran to the corridor but he was shot, when he went down, they asked him who he was and he told them that he was Zebra Ssenyange.

    Another resident who preferred to stay anonymous told our reporters that she heard lots of bullets being fired but before that, Mando had his hands raised in the air and sat down on the ground begging for mercy from the assailants, he even told them that he is a supporter of President Museveni hoping it would save him.

    All that fell on deaf ears.

    Zebra’s son Ssenyange Junior

    Other targets

    It is reported that two other people were targeted in this murder, but they were saved because they were not in their houses by the time the assailants went there. One is Mando’s young brother Twaibu Mayanja, who is also a boxer, another is boxing coach, Moses Katende.

    Mando’s last days

    When we talked to Councillor Lubega who declined to tell us his full name, he said that the deceased looked unsettled in the previous three days, particularly yesterday.

    Lubega said that yesterday, on his way home in the evening, Mando got out of his car and greeted almost everyone he knew on the road to his home, something he very rarely did.

    It was during this greeting that he jokingly asked him why he acted unusual, Mando told him that he was set to meet President Yoweri Museveni today Wednesday, December 30, 2020, to discuss matters only known to him.

    He said that the fallen boxer told him that he was set to be accompanied to the Fountain of Honour by three other gentlemen, one identified as Nakabaale John and the rest unidentified.

    Lubega also said that Mando was coordinating Emyooga funds for the youths in Bwaise, as well as training Special Forces Command (SFC) officers with boxing and self-defence tactics.

    Links to Bobi Wine

    It is reported that during the campaigns that led to the election of now NUP Presidential candidate Robert Kyagulnyi Sentamu alias Bobi Wine to the Kyadondo East parliamentary seat, Mando was part of Bobi Wine’s security detail. It is also reported that he came out publicly and showed his support for Kyagulanyi in the forthcoming 2021 general elections but at the time of his death, he had crossed to the ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM).

    Earlier today, Mercy, Mando’s wife, received a call from Museveni to convey his condolences.

    There is currently heavy deployment of military and police at the crime scene and other parts of Bwaise.

    Isaac Zebra’s body has been returned from Mulago National Referral Hospital to his home in Bwaise, and we have learnt that he will be laid to rest tomorrow at his ancestral burial grounds in Masuliita.

     

    By Juma Ali and Norman Mwambazi

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    Lydia Jazmine Is Fresher Than Sheila Gashumba – Fik Fameica Spills His Own Love Secrets On His Birthday.

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    Ugandan award winning rapper, Fik Fameica has approved that fellow singer Lydia Jazmine is a better woman that socialite Sheila Gashumba.

    Fameica, who was once involved in a rocky love relationship with Sheila Gashumba admitted that Lydia Jazmine is his “freshest baby”.

    Jazmine has been rumored to be in a secret relationship with the “Buligita” singer, but it has now turned public after she confessed her love for the gangster rapper on his birthday.

    Lydia Jazmine and Fik Fameika sharing a love moment.

    Fik Fameica has just turned 25, and he’s blessed with his 30 year old queen in Lydia Jazmine.

    “Happy Birthday King. More Life Blessings,” Jazmine wrote.

    “Thank you freshest baby,” Fameica replied.

    The “king” and his “freshest baby” have continued to prove to the “it will end in tears” brigade that yes, it might end in tears, but tears of joy on their wedding day when they exchange vows to live together forever.

    The “Omalawo” songstress is so deep in love with the “Kutama” singer she doesn’t even care if he hangs out with other women.

    Lydia Jazmine recently revealed that she doesn’t at all feel irritated by Fameica’s closeness to new dance party queen mistress Etania Mutoni who featured in his new Buligita hit song.

    By Baron Kironde

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    Go To Police Where Nubian Li Is, I Don’t Grant Bails – Musicians’ President Ykee Benda Bitter With “Netizens”…

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    UMA president Ykee Benda (L) and Nubian Li (R)

    Uganda Musicians Association (UMA) president Wyclife Tugume alias Ykee Benda has blasted social media critics for continuously poking their noses in his personal affairs.

    Ykee Benda has told off all self entitled activists pressuring him to use his office to claim for the immediate release of his fellow singer, Nubian Li.

    Nubian Li was arrested on Bobi Wine’s campaign trail in Kalanga and was yesterday charged together with others in the military court martial for being found in possession of ammunitions.

    Ykee Benda turned bitter and asked all those prompting him to take quick action to do the same of they really care. Other than making noise on the internet, he asked them to go to Police where he’s Remanded and demand for his release.

    “You know Nubian Li is with Police but ur on my twitter shouting like it’s me giving out bails! You yourself can’t do anything about it apart from tweeting like he is locked somewhere on twitter. Bomboclat!” Ykee Benda tweeted.

    “Now get this in your heads and understand it. To mind my business doesn’t mean I don’t have what to say.

    I care for what I care for when I care for it. I am a simple guy  but if for one second you think we came from the same womb. You will be reminded,” the singer added.

     

    By Baron Kironde

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    Female Journalist Threatens To Expose Singer Mayinja’s Dirty Secrets As CID Vows To Slap More Charges On Musician Over Stolen Phone…

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    Musician Ronald Mayinja and journalist Yudaya Nangonzi (R)

    Controversial singer and also president Yoweri Museveni’s apologist Ronald Mayinja is in more trouble for stealing phone from journalist.

    On Thursday, Observer news paper female journalist Yudaya Nangonzi opened up a theft case at Salama road police station against Mayinja via case reference number SD;REF 29/7/1/2021.

    According to Nangonzi, Mayinja stole her mobile phone when she had gone for an interview at his home in Munyonyo a Kampala suburb.

    “Friends and family, kindly ignore any calls and WhatsApp messages that will come through my usual MTN and Airtel lines for now until further notice. My phone has been confiscated by Musician Ronald Mayinja,” Nangonze stated.

    When contacted, Charles Twine the CID spokesperson revealed that investigations into the matter have commenced and the file was transferred to Katwe Regional police station for special treatment.

    He said that on Saturday morning, Mayinja honoured police summons and appeared before police detectives at Katwe police station and recorded a statement.

    Twine described Mayinja’s actions by law as; “Any person who without a claim of right takes someone’s property knowing that it’s not his or herd and with an intention of permanently depriving that person of their property.”

    He explained that police is also investigating scenarios where Mayinja is accused of breaking Nangonzi’s mobile phone into pieces and if it’s true he will face other charges related to malicious damage.

    Twine said however that there is still room for negotiation between both parties because Mayinja is willing to compensate Nangonzi with another phone. However, Nangonzi threatened to reveal Mayinja’s dirty secrets if he does not stop blackmailing her and soiling her name.

    “Mr Ronald Mayinja, I painfully come out to inform you that you can say everything but avoid spreading falsehoods about me. I have a clean record of professionalism. If you are telling the truth, go ahead and respect police summons before I grant interviews to fellow journalists and narrate what happened. You’re soiling my name as you go ahead to call me and ask for forgiveness,” she said.

    “I have a family and name to protect. Just know, this will end in tears on your part in addition to paying my medical bills; you are aware of my vulnerable situation. I need my phone, lines, and SD card,” she threatened.

    When contacted on the phone, Mayinja declined to comment on the matter saying that he was advised by police detectives to keep quiet.

     

    By Sengooba Alirabaki

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