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Museveni Mourns Col Bantariza; Burial on Thursday

Fallen Deputy Government Spokesman Col Shaban Bantariza will be laid to rest this Thursday October 29th, Government has announced.

Col Bantariza, who served twice as the Uganda People’s Defence Forces (UPDF) spokesperson passed away on Tuesday morning at Mulago Hospital.

He succumbed to Covid 19, which has so far claimed over 100 other Ugandans.

Government Spokesperson Ofwono Opondo confirmed this evening that Bantariza’s body will be laid to rest on Thursday at his ancestral home in Kagorogor Village, Birereko sub county in Mitooma district.

Opondo revealed that the burial will take place at 11.00am under Covid19 guidelines.

“Only family members and few friends (will be) permitted at the burial site. Unfortunately, there won’t be vigil in Kampala,” he said.

Meanwhile, President Yoweri Museveni on Tuesday evening added his voice to the condolences that had been pouring in all day.

The president described the deceased as “a dedicated cadre who worked for Uganda’s liberation and development.”

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“He was eloquent as he spoke for the UPDF and government. Condolences to his family. May he rest in peace,” Museveni said.

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