Zari and Ivan Semwanga before fame

Ugandan businesswoman Zari Hassan is a hard working woman.

The mother of five, who recently parted ways with her second husband Diamond Platnumz, is doing great and is working with top brands.

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Well, this weekend, Zari and her family are celebrating her late ex-husband, Ivan Semwanga’s first anniversary and many have shared touching messages to commemorate him.

“Its been a year since you left us, Dad. I will always remember that big special smile of yours, your caring heart, the warm hugs you always gave us. You being there for Mom and us through good and bad times no matter what. I will always remember you Dad because there will never be another one to replace you in my heart and the love I will always have for you. I love you always and forever @ivandon continue to Rest In Peace,” wrote Quincy (Zari and Ivan’s last born son).

Ivan Semwanga

Raphael, Semwanga’s other son also remembered his father in a special way and his prayer read:

“It’s been a year since you’ve passed away we all miss u a lot @ivandon we always pray for u “gone but never forgotten” hope your are resting in peace ❤️❤️❤️we love u.”

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Zari was recognized as Ivan Ssemwanga’s “official” widow during his burial and she was also named as the highest beneficiary of Ivan’s wealth. According to sources, she was given 50 percent of his wealth, her sons 30 percent, Ivan’s family 10 percent and King Lawrence (his best friend) 10 percent as well.

Some of the wealth attributed to Ivan includes two palatial mansions in Pretoria, Sandton and one in Munyonyo, Uganda. Others include real estate properties at home and abroad, Brooklyn colleges across South Africa, and a 5-star hotel under construction in Kampala.

Well, Zari in yet another message while celebrating the well-lived life of Ivan Semwanga, threw shades at women who chase after rich men. She has advised women to work hard to achieve their goals as there’s no shortcut to success.

“Pale unaposkia pesa za urithi… apo vipi. Success isn’t sexually transmitted my dear. Endeleeni kudanga thinking some rich guy will knock you off your feet and success will happen overnight. Even if he did you will be like part of the furniture he has a right to take out old ones and bring in new ones, as for me it’s not easy to get rid of me. IAM THE FOUNDATION not the roof…haha,” she wrote in part.

Zari went ahead to share old photos of herself and Ivan when they were still broke just to drive the point home. She revealed that Semwanga bought her her first car when she was 22 years old.

“Anyway, we are commemorating Ivans one year since his passing and I thought I’d motivate someone out there with these old images. Don’t downlook broke guys, God is for all, tables turn! Poor thing worked day and night to get me this car at 22 because he saw the woman in me. And yes, it didn’t work out no matter how much I tried. Started from the bottom, right! Rest his soul in peace!”

Check out photos of Zari and Ivan Semwanga before fame


Old photo of Zari and her ex-husband Ivan Semwanga showing off her first car





In late 2016, Hamisa Mobetto was spotted in the company of Ivan Semwanga leaving many speculating that she was having an affair with him.

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