The leader of National Unity Platform, NUP and singer Roberk Kyagulanyi alias Bobi Wine has condemned the arrest of singer Ziza Bafana and his crew.
In a facebook post on Monday, Bafana alleged that he and the crew were arrested for talking about Bobi Wine and showing their support for NUP.
“Dear friends and family I take this opportunity to inform you that my team and I have been arrested over talking about people power and people who support MR KYAGULANYI SSENTAMU after completing a 14 day quarantine which was yesterday and the Doctors acknowledged that we’re Covid19 negative and discharged us, then the Uganda police and detained at KALISIZO POLICE STATION After custodising our property at KYOTERA police station fellow UGANDANS WE request for your support to see JUSTICE ????” Bafana wrote on his facebook.
This morning, Bobi Wine took to his facebook page to condemn the arrest claiming that Ziza Bafana is under illegal detention, ostensibly for defying Gen. Museveni’s directives on COVID19.
Bobi said that Bafana and his colleagues went to sing in Tanzania and upon return he was quarantined. After 14 days, instead of being allowed to go home, they were handed over to police. He has been complaining of mistreatment while in quarantine, including being deprived of food, harassment, etc.
“His real crime is in fact not related to COVID19- it is simply because when he was in Tanzania, he spoke about Bobi Wine and promoted People Power on stage! His crime was singing about People Power while under quarantine! If his crime was related to promoting COVID19, thousands of NRM politicians should now be in custody. Many singers who have been singing at NRM rallies should be under detention” Bobi wondered.
He added that President Yoweri Museveni himself was in Tanzania on the weekend and that it is very shameful that a government can treat citizens this way and punish them simply for identifying with a political leader or political formation.
“Hang in there bro. As we continue to demand for your release, rest assured that Uganda will soon be free!” he added.