Ivan Semwanga and Zari

Zari Hassan and her family are planning bigger things this weekend, ahead of Ivan Semwanga’s first anniversary.Ivan Semwanga

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Ivan passed away last year in May while undergoing treatment at Steve Biko Hospital, in Pretoria, South Africa after suffering a stroke.

The Rich Gang CEO, was laid to rest in Kayunga district in Uganda and he left behind three sons, he had sired with ex wife Zari.

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In a moving message, Zari has showered her late ex-husband with love.

“One year has passed since that sad day when you were called away. God took you home. It was His will, But in our hearts, you still live,” she wrote in part.

Zari and her kids during Ivan Semwanga’s requiem mass in Kampala

The Ugandan businesswoman went ahead to reveal that she and her family miss Ivan, who was their breadwinner and pillar.

“I know for certain that we never lose people we love to death.
They continue to participate in every act, thought, and decision we make.
Their love leaves an indelible imprint in our memories.
I and the boys find comfort in knowing that our lives have been enriched by having shared your love. Those we love don’t go away, they walk beside us every day. Unseen, unheard, but always near; still loved, and will always be missed.
I know you are smiling down from God’s glorious skies. Rest in peace Don🌹”

In another post, she wrote

“#IvansWeekend Celebrating the life of Don.”

Zari’s sister Asha has also shared a message, praising the late Ssemwanga for being there for them

“Allah planned everyone’s journey. No one knows what happens next but we only thank him for have blessed those in this life and in the next. Out of sight but always remembered. R.I.P.”

Semwanga was a man of the people and family and friends have been sharing photos of him when he was still alive and he’s indeed missed. Check out the photos


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Ivan Semwanga with his family

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Late Ivan Semwanga (L) and Mowzey Radio (R). Radio died in February this year



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Zari also shared a short prayer for her mother, who died a few weeks after Ivan’s death.

Zari's message to mother