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Church demolition angers Ugandan opposition

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Ugandan opposition leader Kizza Besigye expressed his anger over the demolition on Sunday, 9 August 2020 of a church in Lubanga district, central Uganda.

The fourty-year-old building was bulldozed when a strong security device was deployed at the scene, which had been the subject of a long dispute between the church leadership and a businessman known as Dodovico.

Months before the demolition, police were monitoring the area, apparently preventing access to the building.

Dodovico had obtained a warrant from a bailiff to carry out the demolition, which left members of the Christian community in the area in distress.

On his Facebook page, opposition leader Besigye described the demolition as “an unprecedented official act of vandalism and an attack on faith and community”.

“There is an incorruptible Judge above all our judges and powerful rulers. This case of vandalism will certainly be heard and justice will be done,” he wrote.



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