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Ugandan stabbed in S.A

By Vision Reporter

Added 11th October 2004 03:00 AM

A Ugandan working in South Africa was on Sunday stabbed to death as he retired home after joining his countrymen for Independence celebrations.

By Herbert Ssempogo

A Ugandan working in South Africa was on Sunday stabbed to death as he retired home after joining his countrymen for Independence celebrations.

Michael Kivumbi, 33, who has been in South Africa for over 10 years, met his killer at about 3:00am in Johannesburg, where a get-together had been organised.

Speaking on phone yesterday, Sam Sserwanga, a brother to the deceased and a former chief news editor at the New Vision, said Kivumbi died on Sunday at 11:00am at a South African Hospital.

“We have received the devastating news of the death of my brother. I have been informed that he was attacked by a man with a knife,” a shocked Sserwanga said.

He said he got the news from a person living 400 kilometres outside Johannesburg.

Sserwanga added that South African police who contacted him for some details had arrested his brother’s killer.

“I understand he is in police custody. Right now it is not easy to tell whether it is a white man or black,” he said.

Kivumbi, who has been working with a computer firm, last came to Uganda in 1998. Sserwanga could not confirm whether Kivumbi had a wife or not.

Kivumbi was born in 1971 to Israel and Margaret Sserwanga.

Ugandan stabbed in S.A

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