In a surprising turn of events, Winnie Byanyima, the renowned Ugandan politician and activist, recently unveiled the girlfriend of Anselm Besigye, the son of former aspiring Ugandan President Dr. Kizza Besigye. This revelation has sparked excitement and curiosity among the public, as the couple steps into the limelight, marking the beginning of a new chapter in their lives.
The announcement came during Anselm’s graduation ceremony attended by close friends and family members, where Winnie Byanyima, in a tweet, introduced the young woman (as Liz) who has captured Anselm Besigye’s heart. The full identity of Anselm’s girlfriend had been kept under wraps until now, causing speculation and anticipation among Ugandans.
As the news broke, social media platforms were abuzz with discussions and congratulations for the couple. Winnie Byanyima, a prominent figure herself, shared the joyous occasion on her official social media accounts, expressing her happiness for Anselm and his newfound love. She emphasized the importance of love and support in one’s life, and how this relationship signifies growth and happiness for her family.
“You did it , @akbesigye ! Congratulations! From your Chancellor: Continue to value free & open discourse, have the fortitude to say what you mean & be humble about the limitations of your own thinking. Son, here’s to your next adventure!” she tweeted before adding another group photo that had Anselm’s girlfriend, a one Liz.
“Walking to become a graduate of the Univ of Chicago. Family and girlfriend Liz proudly cheered him on.”
Anselm and girlfriend Liz, (extreme left) on graduation day.
The unveiling of Anselm’s girlfriend marks a departure from the usual media attention that surrounds the Besigye family. Dr. Kizza Besigye, a prominent opposition leader, has often been the focus of political discourse in Uganda. However, this recent development showcases a more personal side of the family, reminding the public that they, too, experience the joys and challenges of everyday life.
Anselm’s girlfriend (Second Right) at Anselm’s graduation dinner
Winnie Byanyima’s role in unveiling Anselm Besigye’s girlfriend demonstrates the support and acceptance that exists within their family. By publicly celebrating this relationship, she is sending a message of inclusivity and embracing love in all its forms.