Ntungamo- The Nation Media Group Journalist Rumanzi Perez has been hospitalized after being severely beaten by joint security forces who were enforcing the Curfew as directed by president Museveni in Ntungamo Municipality.
Rumanzi who is Monitor Publication Limited correspondent in Ntungamo, Rukungiri and Kanungu districts, was clobbered with a batons and later rushed to Municipal Health Clinic for treatment.
The security officers confiscated his camera after the journalist refused to delete the photos arguing that he was implementing the Curfew and people’s response in Ntungamo town.
It is alleged that the police and army from the 7th Battalion (now located at Irenga Ntungamo sub county near First lady’s home) forced Rumanzi to delete all the pictures on the camera which he objected.
This angered the joint security teams to beat mercilessly until he handed in the camera.
The assault happened on Wednesday evening April 1st 2020 along Kaguta road while he was standing at the roadside taking pictures of how people were running battles with security teams as they enacted the presidential directive on curfew in Ntungamo Municipality.
www.theinformerug visited Rumanzi at his sick bed and narrated to us that noted that he was doing his work and to his surprise, men in uniform ended up bruralisning him.
“The president mentioned the media service like electricity, water among others thus should be allowed to carry on their duties without any inconvenience” Rumanzi told our reporter at his sick bed in Ntungamo municipality.
He noted that he was got none open injuries all over his body.
Rumanzi however vowed to stick on executing his duties as stipulated in the constitution of the Republic of Uganda in line with journalistic ethics and code of conduct.