Shakib speaks on rumours he was Ivan Ssemwanga's 'farm boy'

• Shakib is currently married to the late Ivan's wife Zari Hassan.

Zari Hassan with Shakib Cham
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Shakib Cham Lutaaya, the husband of socialite Zari Hassan, has for the first time spoken about his relationship with Zari’s late husband, Ivan Ssemwanga.

On a show discussing his life on the YouTube channel Zari&ShakibTV, Shakib denied the long-standing rumours circulating online that he once worked as a servant for the late Ssemwanga.

The muscular celeb said that he has been hearing these rumours for a long time, but they are completely untrue, as he met Ssemwanga in South Africa.

"It’s a lie, those are just stories. I never worked for the late Ivan [Ssemwanga]. In my life, I have never worked as a farm boy. I am very smart and there are certain things I can never do," Shakib said.

Regarding a picture of him as a young man with artist Diamond and the late Ivan Ssemwanga, Shakib said that at that time he was working at a company in South Africa where Diamond was invited to perform.

"The pictures are real, not photoshopped. They were taken several years ago. You know Diamond is a celebrity. While in South Africa, there was a time I was working for a certain company and Diamond was invited to perform at our company, so I decided to take a picture with him as his fan," he said.

Shakib Cham with Ivan Ssemwanga
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"At that time, he hadn’t even started dating my wife [Zari]," he added.

He also clarified the picture with the late Ssemwanga, saying that he was the chairman of Ugandans living in South Africa, so it was natural for him to establish a friendship with him.

"I lived in South Africa for a very long time, and he [Ivan] was our chairman, we Ugandans living there. So it’s obvious that being a Ugandan and you being my chairman, I had to be close to you, we had to talk," Shakib explained.

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