LUBAGA – Leader of the Opposition in Parliament Betty Aol on Friday afternoon shed tears and nearly failed to address journalists after visiting the brutalised Mityana Municipality MP Francis Zaake in Rubaga Hospital in Kampala.
Ms Aol, who was accompanied by a host of opposition MPs, including Francis Mwijukye (Buhweju), Gilbert Olanya(Kilak) and Allan Ssewanyana (Makindye West) alongside Kampala Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago visited Zzake who was on Friday early morning dumped at the hospital.
The group then were led to the hospital surgical ward where the MP is admitted. The leaders were followed by a group of journalists.
“Hon Zaake’s life is on the mercy of God and we pray that he keeps him alive. The people who tortured him did it with the intention of killing him,” the teary Aol told journalists shortly after leaving the surgical ward.
She said Zzake was subjected to severe beatings that worsened his earlier bruises he had suffered following the beatings he was subjected to during the chaotic age limit debate in Parliament last year.
Lord Mayor Lukwago said Zzake is in a vegetative state after Being tortured to near death.
Lukwago said the situation for Mr Kyagulanyi in Makindye is not any better than that of Zaake.
“Hon Kyagulanyi is also in a bad condition. He can only be lifted and they (military) are the ones lifting him and he cannot speak,” Mr Lukwago said.
Ms AOL said as opposition MPs, they will sit and map a way forward over the matter.
The hospital administration also refused to speak to journalists.