Sydney Majoko
3 minute read
26 Jan 2021
4:45 am

Denounce the despots, Cyril

Sydney Majoko

It is an abomination that the current leader of the organisation that is supposedly there to entrench democracy in Africa has stayed silent on Uganda.

President Cyril Ramaphosa. Picture: GCIS

There is a country that, in the year 2021, has a presidential candidate under house arrest. His house is guarded by security forces and his communication with the world is limited. The election in which he recently took part and “lost” was conducted while social media was banned in that country – No Facebook, No Twitter, No WhatsApp, No Instagram or Telegram. A total ban of communication between citizens and the outside world. That country is Uganda and it is a member of the African Union (AU). The AU has not called out President Yoweri Museveni over the heavy-handed manner...