Ivan Ssemwanga vigil turns chaotic as Zari clashes with Ssemwanga’s relatives


Ugandan businessman Ivan Ssemwanga who died at a South African hospital on Thursday, May 25 following a heart-related complication will be laid to rest today (Tuesday, May 30) in Muyenga Village, Kayunga District in Central Uganda.

His body was received by relatives at the Entebbe Airport on Sunday afternoon (May 28).

A night vigil followed at Ssemwanga’s family home in Muyenga Village, Kayunga District.

The Sunday vigil, however, turned chaotic after Ssemwanga’s relatives clashed with Zari Hassan, who is his ex-wife and mother of his three children, New Vision reports.

It was 9pm Sunday when Ssemwanga’s body arrived in Muyenga and some of his relatives hurled insults at Zari for being “bad mannered”

The fracas began when one of Ssemwanga’s sisters wanted to hug his children but Zari refused.

“Are we not your aunties?  How can you do that to us, we didn’t know that you are such a bad woman Zari,” she shouted on top of her voice.

They were later calmed down by the MC, Meddie Nsereko, and Kwagalana Group chairman, Godfrey Kirumira, who talked to them.

Ssemwanga died at the Steve Biko Academic Hospital in Pretoria, South Africa.

A funeral service was held yesterday (Monday, May 29) at the St. Paul’s Cathedral Namirembe, where hundreds of mourners graced the event.



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