Today marks a year since Bwaise based boxer and coach Isaac Ssenyange alias Zebra Mando was shot dead by soldiers under the joint Ant-Terrorism Task Force (JATT).
Ssenyange was gunned down by assailants in the wee hours of 30th December, 2020 at St. Francis Zone, Bwaise III Parish, Kawempe division.
The family of the late Boxer has called upon for justice from the government.
“We call upon for justice from the government, I want to know the reason why my husband was killed and who was behind his death.” The President promised to give us more support.” Stated Zebra’s widow Mercy Mukankusi
Isaac Ssenyange Junior a son to the late also called for justice for his father
“We are yet to get justice for a boxing icon, father and mentor. His death horrendously affected us. We last heard that Police had got footage regarding the matter and they were awaiting approval from the President.”
In February this year, Police confirmed that they had completed preliminary investigations into the killing of former national boxing captain but said they cannot arrest the suspects until President Museveni has sanctioned the operation.
Zebra was raised in the Ghetto of Bwaise and fought in the amateur ranks through the late 90s and 2000s before he turned pro in 2012.
At the time of his death, he was working as the in charge of general duties in the office of the President at the Uganda Boxing Federation.
He was buried on 31st December, 2020 at his ancestral home in Masulita.