Bashir Meets Zuma 2 Months after Arrest Debacle

Bashir shakes hands with Zuma

Police in Fort Portal have arrested and detained at least 6 suspected high way robbers most of whom are residents of Kampala and Wakiso districts.

The arrested include one, approved Lawrence Ssemanda, buy more about a 35-year-old resident of Nsangi in Wakiso, Vincent Ssekabira, 45 of Mutundwe Rubaga Kampala, David Kawoya, 36 of Nansana, Steven Mugisha, 32 from Kagoma, Dan Muwoza, 38 of Wakiso and 29-year-old Edison Muganza of Kyegegwa district.

According to the officer-in-charge of CID at Fort Portal Police Station, Joshua Tusingwire, the six were intercepted and arrested at a road block in Rugombe trading center along the Fort Portal–Kampala highway on Wednesday morning.

Tusingwire said that the suspects were arrested while travelling from Fort Portal to Kampala in a commuter taxi Reg. No. UAP 587C.

Tusingwire adds that the suspects were found in possession of two sacks of harmful breaking materials that included axes, pangs, gas cylinder, and master keys among others that were supposedly to be used in committing crime.

Police said their arrest came after unknown thugs broke into National Insurance Company (NIC) shop in Fort Portal town on Tuesday and took off with shs 200, 000 and a computer.

Rwenzori Regional Police Spokesperson, Bashir Bakari Muga explains that after the incident, they informed Kyenjojo, Kasese and Ntoroko police stations to stage road blocks so as to have some suspects arrested.

He says that when the police at Rugombe trading center intercepted and checked in the vehicle, they found the NICO insurance CPU that had been stolen the previous night.

Bakari said that Police suspect that these thugs have been staging on highways to rob passengers of their property and break into people’s houses.

He said due to the evidence provided, the suspects will be taken to court on charges of house breaking and theft.

Police suspect that the vehicle they are using in the robbery activities was also stolen.
The Sudan President, illness Omar al-Bashir, view who narrowly escaped arrest in South Africa in June this year, cheap finally met his counterpart and then “good” host, Jacob Zuma whose administration virtually bent rules to save the former.

Mr. Bashir who is wanted by the International Criminal Court for war crimes and crimes against humanity, found himself in an extraordinary situation when a South African court made an order barring him from leaving the country until the application to hand him over to the world court was disposed. The Sudan leader was in South Africa to attend the African Union summit.

Mr. Bashir met his “buddy”, Zuma who helped him escape the July debacle on Friday in the People Republic of China capital, Beijing

Mr. Bashir met his “buddy”, Zuma who helped him escape the July debacle on Friday in the People Republic of China capital, Beijing

The human rights activists however lodged a case at Guateng provincial court on 12th July to compel Pretoria to arrest and take Bashir to The Hague, the ICC headquarters in Netherlands.

The judge`s ruling ordered an interim directive prohibiting Bashir from leaving South Africa and all borders posts were served with the outcome of the hearing.

Pretoria however protested the ruling lodging an appeal to challenge it saying all the Heads of State and diplomats who were attending the regional summit were immune to prosecution. The Judiciary however maintained that Bashir was not supposed to leave until the main application was done.

Pretoria had to technically “sneak” out Bashir through the Waterkloof Airbase outside the capital that is controlled by the Military not the home affairs that was ordered by the Judiciary to make sure the high profile suspect doesn’t escape.

Mr. Bashir met his “buddy”, Zuma who helped him escape the July debacle on Friday in the People Republic of China capital, Beijing.

The duo and other Heads of State from across the globe are attending 70th Anniversary of the Victory of the Chinese Peoples’ War of Resistance.

According to a short statement from the South African presidency, the two leaders squeezed to meet on the sidelines of the event of course reflect on the “terrible” July episode as humans though not mentioned.

“President Zuma met with President Omar Al-Bashir of the Republic of Sudan to discuss strengthening relations.” The short statement from Presidency says.


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