Bizonto Arrested Again

What Is The Crime?

By  | Mar 05, 2021, 10:03 AM  | Top of The

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The CID spokesperson, Charles Twine,  said the group was arrested on Thursday night and is set to be arraigned in court later today, Friday.

“They are on their way to Buganda Road court. They had a sanctioned file for allegations of promoting sectarianism,” Twine said.

The police say that their charges are a follow-up from last year’s arrest in which they were detained for several days.

The four presenters are known for their stage name Bizonto, including, Ssabakaki Simon Peter, Julius Sserwanja, Mercel Mbabali, and Gold Kimatono .

In July 2020 they were arrested for releasing a satirical skit in which they mentioned several heads of government institutions hinting at the high rates of tribalism in the government institutions.

In their skit, the group mentioned President Museveni, Electoral Commission, UNRA, Uganda Prisons, URA, NSSF, Ministry of Finance, ISO, and CMI bosses.

The police then slapped on them charges related to recording and sharing a video with the potential of causing hatred and unnecessary apprehension and it is the same charges that have seen them arrested for the second time.

The group will be arraigned in court to answer the same charges according to police. 

The police claim the group was arrested to answer charges for last year’s incident but surely, there is more to this story.
We will keep you posted.

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