March 3, 2024

Bizonto granted bail, deny promoting sectarianism

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KAMPALA

The four radio presenters and comedians popularly known for acting parody skits under their stage name Bizonto have denied promoting promoting sectarianism before Buganda Road Chief Magistrates court where they were arraigned Friday.

The quartet Julius Serwanja,35, Maliseeri Mbabali,36, Gold Ki-Mating,49 and Peter Ssabakaki, 35 appeared in a session presided over by magistrate Asuman Muhumuza and entered a plea of not guilty to the charge of promoting sectarianism.

After denying the charges, the four applied for bail by presenting their sureties as guarantee that they will honor court bail once released.

Consequently, the magistrate released them on a Shs100,000 bail each and bonded each of their sureties at Shs500,000 not cash.

They were arrested Friday morning at Bukoto-based Radio Simba where they had gone to present.

Prosecution contends that the comedians and others still at large during the month of June, 2020 within the district of Kampala, made and published on different social media platforms, video containing information which is likely to cause discontent/disaffection among the citizens of Uganda against Banyankole tribe indicating that most of the leaders and senior government officials are from western Uganda predominant with the tribe.

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