The self-described ‘Big Size’ singer posted on his socials about the ‘spirit of Ubuntu’, and the need to forgive thereby.
I forgive Cpt. Namara for wronging me - Bebe Cool
Singer Bebe Cool, real name Moses Ssali, has come out to ‘forgive’ the Uganda People’s Defence Forces soldier called Capt. Namara who allegedly drew a pistol on him outside a bar in Ntinda, a Kampala suburb.
“I wish to inform the general public that this morning I met with Mr. Namara and we managed to talk about the incident that happened last Saturday in a parking lot,” Bebe said.
“Throughout the 27 years of my active music life, I have learnt that when you are wronged, it's always good to quickly think about forgiveness most especially when there is a will from the other party who wronged you and vise (sic) versa, because one day you also seek for forgiveness when you wrong someone,” he continued.
Adding that, “The last Ramadan, I fasted for only 5 days and for the rest of the fasting period, I performed my fidyah and Kaffara but one thing that came to my mind those five days was to forgive all those who wrong(ed) me.”
“For that matter, I called my lawyer Mr. Sempala of KSMO and asked him to withdraw all my cases from all the different courts of law. This gave me peace of heart and it's from this background that I decided reconciliation with afande Namala is the best course of action.
And fortunately, he (Namala) even had the same feeling. It's the spirit of UBUNTU,” he shared.
Ubuntu is a Nguni Bantu term meaning "humanity". It is sometimes translated as "I am because we are", or "humanity towards others". In Xhosa, the latter term is used, but is often meant in a more philosophical sense to mean "the belief in a universal bond of sharing that connects all humanity.
“Whatever happened at the parking lot was an accident and we both take responsibility for our reactions that led to an outburst that we believe was uncalled for. Unfortunately, both our jobs require us to be outside in the night and yet alot (sic) happens then,” he conceded.
Then he concluded, “We met and got to know each other and thanks to Allah we are both alive. I'm always open to reconciliation because its (sic) a major key to peace. We fully regret the panic and inconvenience if any was caused to the public. Thank you and good luck.”
The singer also posted a picture of himself and the captain shaking hands, presumably in the spirit of reconciliation.
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