Masaka Magistrates Court has today charged Rogers Mulindwa, a communications officer at the National Resistance Movement – NRM Secretariat, with assault malicious damage to property.
Mulindwa appeared before Grade Two Magistrate Adams Byarugaba in relation to a May 12, 2015 incident when Mulindwa reportedly assaulted Edward Bindhe, a journalist working with Uganda Radio Network.
The incident happened at Garden Courts Hotel located at Sazza in Katwe-Butego division in Masaka municipality.
Bindhe and other journalists had gone to cover the launch of sole candidate campaign for President Yoweri Museveni spearheaded by Justine Kasule Lumumba, the NRM Secretary General.
Prosecution alleges that when Bindhe entered the Hall where Lumumba had just started addressing the NRM members around the region, two NRM officials, a lady and gentleman, stopped him from recording and asked him to go out.