Comedians ‘Bizonto’ Speak Out on Detention, Way Forward
Shortly after their release from Police detention, the four comedians known as Bizonto who had been arrested for promoting sectarianism in one of their skits, have narrated their ordeal but vowed to carry on with their work.
The four, who were freed on police bond are Sabakaki Simon, Serwanja Julius, Mbabali Maliseri and Sematono Gold Ray
Addressing press at Radio Simba in Bukoto immediately after their release, the comedians applauded journalists, media houses, lawyers and all individuals who worked tirelessly to have them released from detention
These said their arrest taught them important lessons which they plan to use in developing and improving upon
” Upon arrest we were shown the video which went viral on various social media platforms. The one we put on Youtube contained the same message but the one which appeared on Facebook had some editing with photos of individuals we mentioned.” They said.
One of them Mbabaali Maliseri however, said they would still continue providing Ugandans with professional educative comedy skits as they have done in the past years
The four also sought to dismiss rumours that had been spreading that it was one of their fellow comedians behind their arrest.
The group was arrested on Friday last week and released on the orders of Buganda Road court grade one Magistrate Stella Amabirisi.
The magistrate ordered for the comedians to be freed unconditionally, having been in detention for more than the legal 48 hours without being produced in court.