State propagandist and PR mouth-piece Andrew Mwenda has come out to join the long list of state narrative propagators in the Ziggy Wine case.
Mwenda posted on his social media pages saying “Today I visited Mulago to get the Ziggy Wine story. He was admitted at 9.30pm on July 21, brought in by a “Good Samaritan” with head injuries, with his 4th and 5th fingers of his right hand had broken. Hospital was told he had fallen off a bike. He was registered an unknown patient and was given a code name “Zulu”.
He went ahead to say that the great neural surgeon Dr. Muhumuza treated Ziggy and that his family came on 24th and identified him. He recovered and was discharged on 25th.
“However, when he left, he did not take his medicines to stop convulsions, which led him to be readmitted in 31st. Before then, his family took him to Nsambya and claimed he had been assaulted. Nsambya referred him back to Mulago. Again they claimed assault. Malago wrote “query” this assault claim on the readmission form.”
Mwenda claims that the damage caused by Ziggy not taking his medicines (when he was home) is what led to his death. The doctor told me not taking medicines caused convulsions which must have led to sucking fluids into his lungs.
He then slid into his usual egoistic misogyny by bashing traditional and social media for failing to investigate such a simple case.
“Uganda’s journalism has gone to the dogs (or the dogs have taken over our media). So traditional and social media were busy writing tall stories of kidnap and torture when there is an entire medical record at Mulago. It took me only 40 minutes to interview the doctor and peruse the records! Shame!”