Uganda's Besigye 'finally' travels to SA

2016-11-09 18:00
Kizza Besigye (File: AFP)

Kizza Besigye (File: AFP)

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Kampala – Ugandan opposition leader Kizza Besigye has left the east African country to attend an International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) Conference in South Africa.

Besigye Twitted on Tuesday that he was about to board a Kenya connecting flight where he would take another one to Johannesburg, South Africa.

See the tweet below.

Besigye was expected to address the ICJ conference slated for November 10.

Besigye was earlier forced to call off his trip after police allegedly blocked him at his home in Kasangati.

The long-time opposition leader said that it was "incomprehensible" for authorities to act with such impunity. 

Police, however, denied the claims, saying that opposition party leaders would "say anything in the media in order to remain relevant".

Besigye came second in presidential elections that were held in February.

He, however, rejected the official results as fraudulent and called for an international audit of the results, one of the reasons cited for charging him with treason.

Read more on:    kizza besigye  |  uganda  |  south africa  |  east africa

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