Uganda's High Commissioner in SA weighs in on country's election

Political leaders aggrieved by Uganda’s election result must seek redress. That’s the word from the country’s High Commissioner in South Africa. President Yoweri Museveni trounced opposition leader Bobi Wine in the polls marred by violent clashes. Now the high court has ordered security forces to stay away from the residence of Wine the musician turned politician. Khaya Khumalo reports. Courtesy #DStv403

 

JOHANNESBURG - Political leaders aggrieved by Uganda’s election result must seek redress.

That’s the word from the country’s High Commissioner in South Africa, Barbara Nekesa Oundo.

President Yoweri Museveni trounced opposition leader Bobi Wine in the polls marred by violent clashes.

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Now the high court has ordered security forces to stay away from the residence of Wine.

“We respect our judicial system whatever pronouncement has come out it shall be respected,” Oundo said.

She said the polls were free and fair.

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“Unfortunately some of the political leaders who lost in the election have continued to make inflammatory statements aimed at inciting people," Oundo said.

She also defended Uganda’s decision to shut down the internet during the elections.

“Some of the social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter shut down government and NRM party accounts leaving accounts of other political actors active," she added.

"We considered this as an interference in our elections. We asked them to restore closed government and NRM accounts and they didn’t heed. In response, we shut them down to ensure equity."

* eNCA's Khayelihle Khumalo reports.

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