A Ugandan singer named Allinda Michael (stage name: Ziggy Wine) was kidnapped on the 21st of July 2019. He was then found a week later missing an eye and two of his fingers. After being hospitalised, he died in hospital on Sunday.
The Ugandan singer was friends with another Ugandan artist who is an opposition MP called Bobi Wine whose real name is Robert Kyagulanyi. He is a critic of the current President of Uganda, Yoweri Museveni and has a recording music label called Firebase Crew who managed Ziggy Wine. He also has a movement known as ‘People Power’. Ziggy Wine supported this movement.
There is currently an investigation going on by the police. Allinda Michael’s family believe that it is highly likely that the state had something to do with his kidnap and torture. His family, fans, other musicians, journalists and the wider community are all stunned at what has happened.
On Twitter, Bobi Wine wrote: “Our friend Ziggy Wine could not make it. He passed on last night- succumbing to injuries sustained after a horrendous encounter with kidnap & torture. Very painful! He joins other countless Ugandans. As we mourn him, we resolve to work even harder to end this. Rest well brother”.
Bobi Wine also posted these on Twitter:
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