Ugandan killed in South Africa
Monday, 8th September, 2008

By Herbert Ssempogo

A 56-year-old Ugandan has been killed by thugs in South Africa. Issa Ssekamanje, who had lived in South Africa for over a year, was attacked at 7:30pm as he was returning to his home in Worcester, about 200 miles from Cape Town.

His son, Moses Kaggwa, who has lived in South Africa for the past seven years, said the Worcester suburb was a notorious crime area.

�Most of the suburbs in South Africa are not safe. People stop moving as early as 5:00pm. After that time, the chances are high that one will be accosted by gun-toting or knife-wielding men.�
Ssekamanje�s attackers could have targeted money and other personal effects, Kaggwa, added.

The residents carried his body to Worcester mortuary where it was by Sunday.

Kaggwa yesterday recounted that his father had been attacked over six times, one of which saw him admitted to hospital.

�At one time, he was beaten into a coma, while on the second occasion, he sustained cuts on the thigh,� he said. Ssekamanje, who was doing �personal business�, will be buried in Nakaseke district.

He is survived by 10 children, said Hamiddu Kizza, Kaggawa�s brother
�It is unfortunate that he met his death in that manner. We are profoundly shocked,� Kizza said.

Kaggwa added that since he went to South Africa, at least five Ugandans are killed in such circumstances annually.

�The Ugandan community dispatches the bodies to Uganda and when funds do not permit, they are buried here,� he said.
Several Ugandans live in South Africa. Some of them are students, while others do odd jobs locally known as kyeyo.

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