Mityana Municipality Member of Parliament Francis Zaake Butebi, has implored security personnel who have made it a habit to pummel him whenever they chance, to leave him alone because he is neither violent nor hostile.
Zaake’s message was contained in videos released by his wife from India where he is seeking medical treatment.
At the climax of Arua Municipality by-election campaigns in August, Zaake together with Kyadondo East legislator Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu were beaten by forces attached to President Museveni’s security team.
Zaake would later be dumped at Lubaga hospital, Kampala, in critical condition before necessitating further medical treatment in India. Zaake who now says is recuperating insists security personnel must be witch-hunting him, despite his simplicity and non-chaotic character.
“My message to those people who put me in this kind of situation, they should leave me alone, give me peace. I am not chaotic, it is you who are hostile on me,” he said.
“These guys battered me excessively to the extent that my body could no longer feel the pain, I think that after failing to kill me during the “Togikwatako” Saga, they thought that another opportunity had presented itself to them to completely eliminate me. Well, let’s say they had eliminated me. God forbid! Would that stop the incessant killings in Uganda or it would improve on the health care services in HCs? Would it in anyway construct standard roads or it would arrest the escalating pecuniary difficulties amongst the plebs in Uganda? Kindly enlighten us whether it would solve the conundrum of Corruption, nepotism and sectarianism in our Country? Would that really solve the unresolved Land problem in Uganda?” he posed.
Zaake also claims that while at Lubaga hospital, state operatives kept threatening and intimidating staff at the facility, but thanks them for not relenting
“In Mannipal Hospital through Ugandan Embassy, the state of Uganda attempted to conspire and obtain my medical documents but the professional ethics that these medical workers exhibit, made their efforts futile,” he claims.
Zaake says he still has difficulty walking and needs Physiotherapy sessions, suffers Post Traumatic Stress Disorder commingled with Panic attacks on recollection of events stretching way back from 27/09/2017 during the Togikwatako epoch.
“I can now completely heal from home an idea which was highly welcomed because this red pepper can really be boring but most importantly, I miss home. With such declarations, on Thursday 11/10/2018 at exactly Midday, I will be back home and home will be sweet home. I am just waiting for a fit to flight document.”