Detained King Mumbere’s meeting with Museveni hangs in balance as he flies to S.Africa


Museveni with King Mumbere during the coronation ceremony in Kasese

Ugandan president Yoweri Museveni has flown to South Africa for a two days’ working visit just a day after Rwenzururu King  Charles Wesley Mumbere was arrested following fresh Rwenzori  clashes.

Museveni was expected to have a meeting with King Mumbere to forge a way forward for Kasese and the the Rwenzori sub region as a whole.

According to senior presidential press secretary Don Wanyama, Museveni will hold bilateral talks with South African president Jacob Zuma.

“I have left for South Africa on a two-day working visit. I will hold bilateral talks with His Excellency Jacob Zuma,” Museveni shared on his social; media pages on Monday.

Meanwhile, police Force has confirmed that 46 royal guards were killed in an offensive at Obusinga Bwa Rwenzururu Palace in Kasese District on Sunday.

The guards were killed in an exchange with UPDF soldiers according to Rwenzori East police spokesperson Mansur Suwed, who also said 139 royal guards were arrested and are being detained at Kasese Police Station.

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