City socialite Ivan Ssemwanga dies in Pretoria


City socialite, Ivan Ssemwanga is dead, according to his former wife, Zarinah Tlale.

Zari announced the passing of the Rich Gang moneybag Thursday morning from Steve Biko hospital in the administrative capital of South Africa, Pretoria where he has been on life support for weeks.

The Ugandan born-South African based socialite was not just a party animal and sangoma [medicine man] but a charitable man who thought about the needy.

He was recently admitted after a heart attack and has been down ever since.

Victoria University

Zari, mother of Ssemwanga’s three boys who has been nursing her despite the fact that she is now with a Tanzanian singer, Diamond Platnumz, confirmed his death on her Facebook page.

“God loves those that are special and that’s exactly who you were & I guess that’s why he wanted you to himself. You have touched and helped thousands, you did wonders and I remember you telling me “life is too short Zee let me live it to the fullest”, this very dark hour it makes sense why you always said those words to me.”

She added: “To your sons, you were a hero-some kind of superman. Anyone who has ever been in your presence knows what a charming person you were. You will be missed and remembered in so many ways. You were IVAN THE GREAT!”



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