Museveni speaks out On Muhammad Ali’s Death

A statement posted on president Museveni’s official Facebook page describes the departed boxing icon as a man whose life epitomized many things including “discipline, determination and defence of the marginalized” people.

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President Museveni met the former world heavyweight boxing champion, at State House Entebbe on November 29, 1988. He was in company of former Sudan President Abdulrahman Suwar Addahab.

Boxing legend died of “septic shock due to unspecified natural causes”, his family has said.

The three-time world heavyweight champion – one of the world’s greatest sporting figures – died on Friday night at a hospital in Phoenix, Arizona.

Below is the statement posted on Museveni’s Facebook page

Muhammad Ali, the former world heavyweight boxing champion, visited me at State House Entebbe on November 29, 1988. He was in company of former Sudan President Abdulrahman Suwar Addahab. Ali, whose death I learnt of yesterday, epitomized many things in his life but his discipline, determination and defence of the marginalized, among other qualities stood out. He was a revolutionary in his own right. He accomplished a lot even in the face of great challenges. May his soul rest in peace.