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Winnie finds Stella Nyanzi with Besigye at Luzira


Besigye and Stella Nyanzi

Oxfam boss Winnie Byanyima on Thursday evening visited her husband Kizza Besigye at Luzira prison where is being held for treason.

Winnie who arrived at the prisons at around 3pm, says she was delighted to meet “social media queen” Stella Nyanzi at the facility.

The suspended Makerere lecturer is a staunch supporter and admirer of the opposition leader.

Nyanzi has been running a social media campaign fighting for Besigye’s rights since the 2016 presidential campaigns.

Besigye who was this week transferred from Moroto prison, was charged again at Nakawa Magistrates Court and remanded to Luzira until June 1.

Nyanzi set aside Thursday and together with her children, they traveled to Luzira to visit him.

“[I] was delighted to meet Dr Stella Nyanzi her lovely children at Luzira prison,” Winnie later tweeted.

While some FDC supporters have been insulting Nyanzi [yet she is on their side], Winnie on the other hand, says Nyanzi’s work is important.

Winnie said Nyanzi’s work in relation to FDC should not be confused with her university battles.

“Her work is important and should not to be confused with her Makerere Institute of Social Research (MISR) battles,” Winnie said.

Nyanzi not long ago nearly broke the internet when she went naked on live TV protesting eviction from her office.

Love for FDC

Nyanzi was among those arrested at FDC head offices for taking part in Black Tuesday prayers.

Yesterday, over 30 suspects who were arrested with her alongside Lord Mayor Hajji Ssalongo Erias Lukwago, Senior Pastor Doctor David Happy Ngabo, re-appeared in Makindye court.

Nyanzi describes them as her “sisters and brothers in the struggle with whom we shared a night and two days incarcerated at Katwe Police Station was as joyful as meeting with loving relatives”.

She says it was her lead lawyer Mr. Isaac Kimaze Ssemakadde who joined a mighty assortment of lawyers who dealt heavy legal blows to the state attorney and dug huge technical holes in the legality of the charges against us and the proceedings in this court.

“The principal state attorney asked for an adjournment to go prepare and consult big-big-big state actors. My lawyer always assures and encourages me.”

She describes her lawyer as sharp, smart, suave, shrewd, smooth, sophisticated, “sekisey” [sic] and very sweet.

Their case was adjourned to 27th May 2016.

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