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Former national boxing champion ‘Zebra Ssenyange’ aka Mando shot dead

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Police in Kawempe are investigating a suspected murder case of a Ugandan professional boxer Isaac Zebra Ssenyange who was shot dead down early this morning at his home in Bwaise, Kawempe division.

Also known as Mando among the boxing fraternity, Ssenyange, 39, met his death in a rather gruesome manner.

Police later reached the scene in Bugalani zone in Bwaise III and took his body to the City Mortuary at Mulago as investigations into his death got under way.

Kampala Metropolitan deputy police spokesman Luke Owoyesigyire confirmed the death of Ssenyange, a former captain of Uganda’s national boxing team, and promised to give a detailed statement in the course of the day.

The murdered boxer’s wife told residents that the people who killed her husband knocked on his door and upon opening, shot him several times.

Isaac Zebra “Mando” Ssenyange during a professional boxing match

Charles Muhangi, the President of the Uganda Boxing Federation (UBF), said he is “saddened” by Ssenyange’s death.

“Am saddened by the brutal passing of my man, my friend, my everything. Till we meet again,” he posted on social media.

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Who is Isaac Zebra Ssenyange?

Ssenyange is a former national team (The Bombers) captain who featured prominently in the super heavy fights before he graduated from the amateurs setting to become a full professional.

He is best remembered for having captained the Bombers to the 10th All Africa Games hosted in Maputo, Mozambique in 2011.

By and large, his fifteen-year amateur career was highlighted by 195 wins and 19 losses before turning professional when he debuted against Kenya’s Patrick Amote in 2012.

At the time of his demise, Ssenyange has been employed by the Uganda Boxing Federation (UBF) as the in-charge of general duties as he also coordinated his own Zebra Boxing Club.

He is survived by a widow, Mercy Ssenyange and one child, Isaac Ssenyange Junior.

Burial arrangements remain unknown at large as the investigations to poach the merciless assailants commence immediately.

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