By Ivan Mwine
A Spanish journalist who had been working in Uganda for a long time lost her life on Tuesday March 08, 2022, after she allegedly got involved in a nasty accident.
It is reported that the journalist Summy Sudurni, who was popularly known as Sumy, was reportedly knocked dead together with her driver Thomas Mugisha Nzambi in Kiryandongo District.
Reports coming in indicate that Summy and Thomas, who were driving in her personal car, were knocked by a speeding truck that crushed their car and later drove off after the accident.
Summy’s death was announced by fellow journalists who wrote on social media about the unfortunate incident.
Lubowa Abubaker wrote: “I have finally composed myself to say Good bye to you my friend, my partner in Crime, Colleague and so many other things.
Summy SC died yesterday night at around 20:30 hrs in a car accident with her driver Thomas Mugisha in Kiryandongo. A professional Photographer, in fact one of the best in Uganda. You have been a teacher to many but more so a role model in this field.
Just like that Sumy is gone Just like that
A great woman has rested on Women’s Day
You’re going to be missed
Rest Well Sumy and Thomas.”
Wamala John Wycliff wrote: “Just learnt of the Demise of my good friend @Summy She was involved in a fatal car accident last night on her way from the field in Kiryandongo. You were a great person and you will be missed. Rest with the Angels.”
Although it is not yet clear when Summy’s body shall be repatriated to Spain for burial, we have established that Mugisha’s burial is slated for Thursday March 10th, 2022 at his ancestral home in Bushenyi District.
By press time however, the police had not yet issued an official statement about Summy and Thomas’ deaf or divulged details about the killer truck although we have learnt that investigations into the matter are ongoing.