Sauda Namaggwa, the Masaka District woman Parliamentary candidate, has beaten two journalists in renewed campaign violence in Masaka.
Issa Aliga of NTV and Sozzi Lwazzi, the News Editor Top Radio were injured this afternoon while covering the campaign violence between Namaggwa and her rival Freda Mubanda, the Masaka district woman NRM party parliamentary candidate.
Trouble for Issa Aliga, started when he started filming Namaggwa and Mubanda clashing over campaign venue at Ssenyange B, Vilage in Nyendo Ssenyange division in Masaka.
However when the anti-riot police dragged the candidates to Masaka central police station, Aliga followed and started filming as they entered police to record statements. But when MP Namaggwa saw Aliga filming her, she got a brick and threw it at his leg, protesting against his continued filming.
When Ssozi Lwazzi intervened; the irate MP Namaggwa also pounced on him and squeezed him on the wall asking why they were following her up.
It took the intervention of Masaka RDC Bamusedhe Bwambale and unidentified UPDF escort who separated Ssozi Lwazzi from a fuming MP Namaggwa.
Bamusedde Bwambale called for calm.
Issa Aliga, plans to open an assault case against Namaggwa saying she obstructed him from performing his duty as a journalist. He explains that he got bruises at his left foot.
Ssozi Lwazzi, also says that he is going to sue her over assault. He explains that Namaggwa squeezed him at the wall and almost strangled him.
In the meantime, MP Namaggwa is still at the police recording the statement on campaign violence, while her rival Fredah Mubanda, fled shortly after handing herself to police.
On Wednesday, electoral commission and police convened a meeting with parliamentary candidates and warned them against clashing at rallies.