It was pain and agony yesterday at the late Ivan Semwanga’s South African palatial home as friends and relatives held a memorial service to bid farewell to the fallen hero as its a custom practiced mainly in the African communities.
Hundreds turned out in large numbers and eulogised Ivan as a humble, kind, loving, caring and a cheerful giver. His sons and ex-wife Zari were also present and the Ugandan city businesswoman and socialite Zari could not ‘take it anymore.’
The mother of five sobbed uncontrollably when the remains of Ivan were brought to his posh South African home. Zari was close to Ivan and she was there for him during his sickness until he breathed his last early this week in Pretoria.
Here are photos from Ivan’s mass at his home where he was living together with his sons
The body was later taken to St. Peters Church in Pretoria for a requiem mass. Ivan’s body is expected to arrive in Uganda today aboard South Africa Airways flight.