Michael Kalinda stage name Ziggy Wine
Michael Kalinda stage name Ziggy Wine was a renowned Bobi Wine supporter

Ziggy Wine was a renowned Bobi Wine supporter who was tortured by unknown people, he lost one eye, fingers cut off and left for dead.

Robert Kyagulanyi commonly known as Bobi Wine, the People Power Movement leader and the Kyadondo East legislator has mourned the death of his friend and supporter.

Michael Kalinda stage name Ziggy Wine also a musician who passed away on Sunday evening at Mulago Hospital where he was admitted after sustaining serious torture injuries, burns all over the body believed to be of an iron box and was unconscious.

“our friend Ziggy Wine could not make it. He passed on the last night-succumbing to injurious sustained after a horrendous encounter with kidnap and torture. Very painful. He joins other countless Ugandans. As we mourn him, we resolve to work even harder to end this. Rest well brother,” Bobi Wine said through his twitter handle.

“The state of our country is worrying Ziggy is just one of the countless people who are kidnapped, toured and murdered daily in our country,” Bobi Wine said.

Bobi Wine described the late Ziggy Winne as a young hard-working man who loved his country and a greater supporter of the People Power Movement.

“Ziggy Wine’s last days on earth were very painful, those who kidnapped him did him the worst things a human being can do to another, cut off his fingers, plucked out his eyes, grossly, tortured him and left him to die a very painful death,” Bobi Wine said.

“It is very painful that our brother had to go through such. I don’t know how those who carry out atrocities on the citizens of Uganda hope to pay back for the tears, they have caused to families and communities,” Bobi Wine added. 

His death was confirmed early Monday morning by James Mubiru, a close friend whom he worked with at Firebase crew.

“It’s hard to believe that my brother, my friend and comrade in the struggle has gone to meet with the lord. We have tried all we can in our capacity to see Ziggy makes it but, unfortunately, in vain,” Mubiru said. 

Ziggy Wine was kidnapped by unknown people on his way to the recording studios in Kamwokya a Kampala City suburb.

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He was tortured, his two fingers were cut off and his left eye plucked off as well, and then later dumped close to Mulago hospital a week after his kidnap.

He was an upcoming artiste attached to Firebase Crew owned by Bobi Wine and worked as the Social Media blogger of the crew.

The motorcycle he was riding the day he went missing is nowhere to be seen.