Top 10 powerful political statements by African leaders in 2017

Fredrick Ngugi Dec 22, 2017 at 07:09am

December 22, 2017 at 07:09 am | News

Fredrick Ngugi

Fredrick Ngugi | Contributor

December 22, 2017 at 07:09 am | News

Yoweri Museveni, Uganda

Referred by many as one of the longest-serving African Presidents, the Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has often made headlines for all the wrong reasons. In January this year, the 73-year-old head of state startled Ugandans after he criticized them in public, telling them that he was nobody’s servant. Here is part of his speech:

“I am not an employee. I hear some people saying that I am their servant; I am not a servant of anybody. I am a freedom fighter; that is why I do what I do. I don’t do it because I am your servant; I am not your servant. I am just a freedom fighter; I am fighting for myself, for my belief; that’s how I come in. If anybody thinks you gave me a job, he is deceiving himself. I am just a freedom fighter whom you thought could help you also.”

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