King Lawrence heartbroken at Ivan Pretoria memorial

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A memorial church service was held for the late at St. Micheal & Angels Church, Corner of Leyds & Kotze today

The body of deceased Ugandan businessman, Ivan Ssemwanga, has arrived at his home in the administrative South African city, Pretoria.

Ivan died on Thursday after 11 days in a coma at Steve Biko hospital in Pretoria following a stroke.

His body was Saturday released from the hospital and taken back to his home where his three children were waiting.

Ivan’s children wait for their father’s body in Pretoria

His Rich Gang colleagues; Eddy Cheune and King Lawrence, are all heart-broken at his passing.

In a condolence message released Saturday, Lawrence thanked the public for comforting the family and friends of the late.

“The family and friends of Ivan Semwanga would like to appreciate the positive messages we have received in person and read on social media.”

They were more than business partners

He added: “Messages from politicians, entertainers and common men alike have reminded us that Ivan was indeed a shining star. We thank you for this outpouring of love and support in these dark days.”

Lawrence said they also received and read some negative messages.

“While we choose not to address these directly, we ask the sources of these messages to take a moment and reach within their hearts for some human conscience and respect for the departed.”

Not because he is Ivan Semwanga but because he is another human being who has departed and atleast until he is peacefully laid to rest, respect should be shown for loss for life to his family, friends and general well-wishers, Lawrence appealed.

Ivan and King Lawrence

Ivan’s body is still in The Republic of South Africa awaiting his final return home to Uganda.

The family, friends, business associates and Ugandan community in South Africa, held a memorial church service for the late at St. Micheal & Angels Church, Corner of Leyds & Kotze (Opposite Sunnyside Police Station) at 3pm on Saturday 27th May 2017.

Ivan Semwanga’s body shall make the final return home to Uganda on Sunday 28th May 2017 and the body shall proceed to Ivan’s residence in Muyenga.

He shall finally be laid to rest in Kayunga, Bugerere on Tuesday 30th May 2017.