In a twist of events, the late Rich Gang businessman, Ivan Ssemwanga’s father, Herbert Luyinda, blames Zarinah Tlale for causing his son a depression leading to his untimely death.
He claims the heart attack that killed Ssemwanga was a result of Zari’s decision to leave him, breaking his heart forever.
“He got a depression for four years when Zari broke his heart,” Luyinda told NBS TV.
“He [Ssemwanga] was no longer listening to me, to what I said. The doctor confirmed it.”
— NBS Television (@nbstv) May 25, 2017
Luyinda trashed reports that they were not fighting over his property, saying money is not a problem in their family.
“Money is in our blood. From the youngest child to the oldest man….since the time of our grandfathers,” Luyinda clarified.
He said Zari has no claims to anything Ivan owned following a revelation by King Lawrence that the boss lady was trying to seize the late’s assets.
“She is not his widow, she left my son a longtime ago,” Luyinda sounded determined.
Musicians, socialites mourn Ivan Ssemwanga
Singer Bobi Wine was among those who yesterday sent out their condolence messages to the family and friends of the late Rich Gang moneybag, Ivan Ssemwanga.
“Rest in peace my good friend #IvanSsemwanga, Kitalo nnyo,kitalo ddala. My heartfelt condolences to the family and friends,” Bobi Wine wrote.
“God creates and takes what is his. May God have mercy on you my friend and strengthen your Family and we your friends Rest in peace Ivan,” singer Jose Chameleone also wrote.
Chameleone further comforted the mother of Ssemwanga’s three children, Zarinah Tlale aka The Boss Lady upon her loss.
Sexy socialite Sheila Patience a.k.a Nalongo Sheila Don Zella said Showbizz in Kampala would never be the same again without Ssemwanga.
“Showbizz will never be the same without you Ivan we are saddened by your death,” Don Zella said.
She added: “You were a great friend lovely jolly happy simanyi walayi naye Allah akulamuze kisa inalilahi wahinalirahi rajihuna. We will always miss you and always remember you as a great socialite you mentored us and we all looked up to you.”
Preparations in Kayunga
Residents of Kayunga town- about 50 miles from the capital Kampala- are also mourning the passing of their son.
Semwanga’s uncle Samuel Muwanga, is supervising the renovation work of his ancestral home in Nakaliro village where the late businessman will be buried.
The 40-year-old died at Steve Biko Academic Hospital in Pretoria South Africa on Thursday morning.
His body is expected to arrive in Uganda over the weekend.