Besigye, Zimbabwe MPs talk life presidency

Besigye at his home in Kasangati

Former presidential candidate, Kizza Besigye, has met and held discussions with MPs from the Parliament of Zimbabwe.

Abednico Bhebhe, the leader of opposition in the Zimbabwean parliament, and his two colleagues, Brian Tshuma, the MP for Wanga and Prince Dubeko Sibanda, the Babinga MP are from the opposition Movement for Democratic Change – Tsvangirai (MDC-T).

They came into the country as part of the visiting Zimbabwean parliament’s Finance committee currently benchmarking the workings of the Finance, Planning and Economic Development committee of the Parliament of Uganda.

While in Uganda, the legislators joined the Leader of Opposition in Parliament, Hon Winnie Kiiza, in her crusade against the removal of presidential age limit crusade and seizure of people’s land by government.

On Friday, Zimbabwe legislators visited Besigye at his official residence in Kasangati Wakiso district.


MPs Hon. Mwijukye Francis, Hon. Michael Kabaziguruka and Kampala Lord Mayor, Erias Lukwago, were also present during the meeting.

According to Forum for Democratic Change [FDC] deputy secretary general, Harold Kaija, Besigye and his guests discussed relations between Uganda and Zimbabwe and how the two nations can achieve peaceful political transition.

Besigye and Zimbabwe MPs at his home in Kasangati

Bhebhe, while addressing a crowd at Nakulabye market on Thursday, said Africans have one problem and that is leaders that don’t want to leave power.

Bhebhe said Zimbabwe’s 93-year-old president Robert Mugabe reneged on the promises he made during the struggle.

“When we were fighting [for independence], he used to tell us that we were fighting for a government of the people, by the people and for the people. When he got to power, he changed and now wants to rule for life,” Bhebhe said.

He said if Ugandans make a mistake and lift the age limit like they allowed the [two] term limits to be removed, they will face the same problem Zimbabweans are facing.

Speaks on Otafiire’s tears

Earlier, Besigye addressed FDC supporters recently released from Nalufenya torture facility in Jinja who were led by FDC party presidential candidate, Patrick Amuriat Oboi.

In a chit-chat at his home, Besigye said he warned many of NRM historicals [generals] who chose to remain captives under Museveni that their only job would be to struggle and please the president everyday.

“I was watching news, I saw this Kahinda Otafiire being chased and splashed with water by people,” Besigye stated.

Hon Amuriat

He said Otafiire was thin like a stick when we were in the bush, “but now am surprised to see that he is now a huge man pretending to be comfortable in power”.

“And now you listen to Otafiire crying tears that the NRM mafia conspired and took his parliamentary seat in the last elections and when you ask him what his role now is in Museveni’s cabinet he tells you that he is now just a simple man who is acting as a loud speaker of Museveni.”

Besigye said it was so sad to see that a whole General like Otafiire is now reduced to such a regrettable state by his boss Museveni.



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