Government has spoken out on the death of its deputy spokesperson Rtd Col Shaban Bantariza.
Bantariza passed on Tuesday morning at Mulago hospital.
Government confirmed that the cause of death was hypertension.
“The Executive Director, Ofwono Opondo with deep sorrow announces the death of his Deputy, Col Shaban Bantariza that occurred early this morning at Mulago Hospital where he had been in admission since Sunday evening with hypertension.”
This crosses reports which claimed the former army spokesperson died of Covid19.