“He Performed Excellently” – Gen Muhoozi, Other Ugandans Mourn Shaban Bantariza

As Ugandans woke up Tuesday morning to the shocking news of the passing of Col Shaban Bantariza, scores took to social media to mourn and commiserate with the bereaved family.

Col Bantariza, who has been serving as the Deputy Government spokesperson since 2015 succumbed to Hypertension at Mulago Referral Hospital.

He was aged 57.

Presidential Advisor and former Commander of the Special Forces Command (SFC), Lt. Gen. Muhoozi Kainerugaba praised the deceased for his performance when he served as the UPDF spokesperson years ago.

“He was our UPDF spokesperson in the early 2000s, during the difficult days of the LRA insurgency in north and north eastern Uganda,” Muhoozi said.

“He performed excellently. We shall miss you, comrade.”

Bantariza was the army spokesperson from 2000 to 2002 and from 2003 to 2006.

Other mourners who took to social media include Uganda Police Chief Political Commissar AIGP Assan Kasingye, Twitted, “Jesus. Take over my grief. I can’t take it anymore. I will miss our behind doors discussions to shape Social Media. Comrade, I promise to soldier on. RIP”


The UPDF Spokesperson Brig Flavia Byekwaso said the army fraternity was saddened by the news










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