Besigye Leaves for South Africa

Kizza Besigye at Entebbe Airport earlier today

Forum for Democratic Change’s former Presidential candidate Col Dr Kizza Besigye has departed for South Africa, more about his third trip abroad in just over two months.

Besigye is headed for the South African City of Durban according to FDC officials, visit this site where he is slated to among others address the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) Conference on Thursday.

ICJ is an international human rights NGO that brings together 60 eminent jurists (including senior judges, ambulance attorneys and academics) dedicated to ensuring respect for international human rights standards through the law.

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The theme of this year’s conference is “State of Democracy and Transitions in Africa: Addressing the Regression”.

The conference will interrogate recent developments in relation to the rise of irresponsible leadership affecting the continent, the deficiency of political will for reform, as wells as socio-economic implications for the decline in democracy for the African citizen.

Besigye’s travel however, was near foiled last night when police, which is camped at his house barred him from leaving, using spikes to prevent his car from moving out.

According to reports, an argument ensued between the opposition strongman and the officers, which ended in no agreement.

Under unclear circumstances however, the police officials backed off this morning, removing all the blockages and vacated the residence.

In the morning Dr Besigye left for Entebbe while being trailed by one of the police vans which is stationed at his Kasangati residence.

Besigye missed his 9am flight and had to book another one to South Africa via Nairobi in the afternoon.


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