On Wednesday 4th December 2019, Makerere University Vice Chancellor, Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe, returned before the parliamentary Education committee. The meeting was aimed at discussing the violent strike by Makerere University students protesting the 15 percent tuition fees increment policy that happened in October this year and also to investigate the intimidation caused by Mityana Municipality MP Francis Zaake towards Prof Nawangwe.
This was the first time to appear at parliament since Prof Nawangwe was allegedly attacked by MP Zaake, in early November.
“Hon. Zaake hurled insults at me saying that if I did not change my attitude while as the Vice Chancellor, he shall make sure that there are more strikes during my reign. His main reason was to intimidate me throughout the whole session,” Prof. Nawangwe said.
According to him the treatment he received from the MP during the meeting was one of intimidation, and that he kept making personal submissions that did not relate the subject matter at the time.
“Even when his fellow committee members asked him to stop the insults, he continued to point fingers at me almost beating me up” Prof Nawangwe concluded.