By Justine Namara
The diminutive TV presenter Sheila Gashumba has rushed to South Africa hours after his father Frank Gashumba was arrested.
Gashumba, a suspected city conman was arrested in connection with impersonating officials from the Ministry of Defence and Veteran Affairs. Frank Gashumba was picked on Tuesday for attempting to fleece foreign investors in sham deals under the cover of a company named Flagship group.
Gashumba was arrested alongside his brother Simon Mutabazi by Chieftaincy of Military Intelligence (CMI) agents and are they are to answer fraud charges among others.
The Kampala Post understands that Sheila is set to host the annual StarQT awards which are slated for this Saturday, November 4 in Johannesburg, South Africa.
Sheila, probably her dad’s favourite child left the country on Wednesday for prior preparations regardless of her father’s woes.
She undoubtedly knows she can’t do much about her father’s arrest, explaining that she has to honour her contractual obligations is South Africa.
“I was booked and paid 4 months ago. I know the struggle of making sure an event is perfect and I am not about to disappoint the organizers of the event and my fans in South Africa.” Sheila explained in a brief video on social media platform snapchat.
Alongside Sheilah, will be singer Eddy Kenzo who will be the main artiste and Spark TV’s Zahara Totto who will host the blue carpet.
StarQT awards are annual awards organised by fashion designer in Stella Nankya to celebrate, acknowledge Ugandans in South Africa by honouring their excellence and their impact on community.