Kyadondo East MP Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine over the weekend met Mabior Garang de Mabior, the son of South Sudan founding father, Dr John Garang in Zimbabwe.
“Always a pleasure catching up with comrades and friends from sister African countries,” Bobi Wine said while posing for pictures with Mabior.
“We become better when we listen to and learn from the struggles and experiences of others. Bredren Mabior Garang de Mabior, I and I praise Jah i-tinually for everting Jah does for us. One love broda. More lyfe.”
He added: “Blessings to our brothers and sisters in South Sudan. And blessings to the memory of your father, the great leader, late Hon. Dr. John Garang de Mabior, whose struggle for justice and equality inspires us!”
Speaking as a Chief Guest at this year’s Convention of the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) in Zimbabwe led by young politician and former presidential candidate, Nelson Chamisa, Bobi said his parents named him after fallen Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe.
“Did you know comrades, that in 1982 I got my Christian name Robert from Robert Mugabe, a Zimbabwean leader who was a prized revolutionary at the time? How he soon turned from a celebrated revolutionary to a despised autocrat is a painful story of history, but an important lesson for all of us here!”
He said new liberators have become the new colonial masters. Mentors quickly became tormentors and freedom fighters became dictators.
“I pay tribute to the founding father of the MDC party, the late great leader, Morgan Richard Tsvangirai whom I deeply respect.”
“He is a man who we all learn from. I can never forget images of him battered, wounded- his ears oozing with blood, yet rising up and saying ‘no sir’, you have beaten me, but I am not beaten’.”