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Two Ugandan Teachers Shot Dead in South Sudan

The two are said to have met their death around 1PM on Sunday afternoon. According to family sources, the duo went to pick up the head teacher, Anthony Mading from Rumbek where he stays with his family using the school land cruiser. But they were stopped by their assailants at Tikic.
Two Ugandan teachers have been gunned down in South Sudan. 

The deceased have been identified as Charles Kule Mitsagharu and Willis Binsiima, residents of Kasese and Bushenyi districts respectively.

The duo has been teaching at Hope and Resurrection Secondary School in Atiaba Western Lakes State of South Sudan.  

The two are said to have met their death around 1PM on Sunday afternoon. According to family sources, the duo went to pick up the head teacher, Anthony Mading from Rumbek where he stays with his family using the school land cruiser registration number SSD 912R. 

But they were stopped by their assailants at Tikic.  The assailants tied the head teacher before spraying the vehicle with bullets killing the Ugandan teachers.

According to the source, the murder was meant to avenge the death of a South Sudanese girl who was knocked dead by a vehicle being driven by non-citizens. 

 

Engineer Laura Kabugho Masereka, an in law to one of the deceased confirmed the death of Mitsagharu and his colleague, Binsiima. She said efforts were underway to repatriate their bodies for burial in Uganda. 

"We have lost Charles. Such a friendly man. It's unfortunate we are now working on repatriating the body so that we bury him," said Masereka.

Before their travel to South Sudan, Binsiima was teaching at Masheruka Girls Secondary while Mitsagharu had taught in several schools in Kasese including Rwenzori High School, Saad Memorial SS and St. John Evangelist Seminary. 

The Ugandan embassy in South Sudan is yet to comment on the incident.

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