The DA has joined the mounting calls for the government to speak on the political unrest in Uganda, as the ruling party has maintained its silence on the matter.
The Democratic Alliance (DA) took to Twitter on Wednesday, 13 January 2021, to circulate a statement which saw it joining the multiple African political formations speaking out against the political unrest in Uganda. Based on videos being circulated on social media, it is alleged that President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has been using intimidation tactics to have presidential candidate, Bobi Wine pull out from the run.
With social media showcasing the alleged harassment endured by Wine, his family and his presidential campaign team, some African political formations and leaders have been speaking out on the matter. However, the African Union (AU) and its president, Cyril Ramaphosa, have remained mum on the situation.
The statement read, “As leader of the African Union, President Cyril Ramaphosa cannot maintain silence on this matter. These actions in the name of President Museveni must be strongly condemned; a peaceful and free election is non-negotiable.”
The DA further noted, “As the leader of South Africa, President Ramaphosa cannot hope to address the chaos at our borders or the influx of immigrants hoping to escape to a better life, if he, and the government, does not take a strong stance against the human rights violations happening in neighbouring countries.”
See the post below.
The DA is calling on the ANC and the government to break its silence on the atrocities happening in Uganda ahead of the country’s election.
There have been numerous reports of violence, killings and arrests of members and activists of opposition parties.https://t.co/qiTd1BBvey
— Democratic Alliance (@Our_DA) January 13, 2021