Fire Base singer Ziggy Wyne dies after kidnap and torture


By Paul Waiswa

It all started with rumour that fire base singer and people power supporter Zigy Wyne real names Michael Kalinda was kidnapped and later found dumped along the road sides before he was rushed to hospital for medication.

He was in critical conditions having sustained sever wounds around his body with one of eyes removed and fingers copped off. That is the kind of pain the deceased went through before breathing his last at Mulago hospital yesterday night where he had been hospitalized.

Ziggy Wyne has been Bobi Wine’s great friend and also a musician in the Kamwokya based music label dubbed fire base crew.

When information of his death broke out, fans went hysteric. “Kidnap Last night, my brother, friend and fellow artiste Michael Kalinda, commonly known as Zigy Wyne passed on at Mulago hospital.

Ziggy Wyne’s last days on earth were very painful. Those who kidnapped him did to him the worst things a human being can do to another- cut off his fingers, plucked out his eye, grossly tortured him, and left him to die a very painful death. Ziggy was a solid member of the Firebase Crew.

Ziggy Wine succumbed to his wounds after being tortured by yet unnamed people (Photo: facebook)

 A hard-working young man, and strong supporter of #PeoplePower. Like many young Ugandans, he was looking forward to a better country. It is very painful that our brother had to go through this. Last night we visited the grieving family at Mulago and they are completely devastated. I don’t know how those who carry out these atrocities on the citizens of Uganda hope to pay back for the tears they have caused to so many families and communities.

Friends, the state of our country is worrying. Zigy is just one of the countless people who are kidnapped, tortured and murdered daily in our nation. We receive reports of many supporters disappearing, while others have died in questionable ways, including suspicious accidents. As we mourn our brother, may we resolve to work even harder to redeem our country from this terror?


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