People Power activist Ziggy Wine dies from torture injuries

People Power activist and local musician Michael Kalinda aka Ziggy Wine has passed on at Mulago hospital.

Kalinda died yesterday night from injuries sustained after being tortured a few weeks ago. Kalinda was kidnapped by unknown people on June 21 while on his way to a music studio in Kamwokya.

He was last week reportedly dumped at Mulago hospital entrance with his two fingers cut off and left eye plucked out in an apparent torture ordeal. Kalinda’s body according to some family members bore hallmarks of torture burns seemingly from a hot flat iron box.

Family members and Kyadondo East MP Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine point to security agencies saying Kalinda was murdered because of his People Power constancy.

Security agencies including police and the Internal Security Organisation (ISO) have declined to comment on the matter. But kidnap and torture of opposition activists has become more frequent several released victims pointing a finger at ISO.

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