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PHOTOS: Tears and Sorrow as Socialite Ivan Semwanga is Laid to Rest

Thousands of mourners thronged Nakaliro village in Bugerere, Kayunga District on Tuesday (May 30th) for the burial of fallen businessman and socialite Ivan Semwanga.

Semwanga died on Thursday May 25th at Steve Biko Academic Hospital in Pretoria where he had been admitted for 12 days after suffering from a stroke that left him paralyzed.

The burial, whose program started as early as 10:00AM was attended by Semwanga’s ex-wife Zari Hassan and their 3 sons, city celebrities, tycoons, family members, fans and friends.

Several family members and friends gave speeches at the burial before the body was finally lowered into the grave at around 4:00 PM.

The moment that shocked mourners however, was when Rich Gang members splashed money in the grave as their “unique” way of sending off their leader.

Celebrities that attended the burial include musicians, Jose Chameleone, Weasel, Bobi Wine, Rich Gang Socialites Ed Cheune, King Lawrence, tycoons SK Mbuga and Godfrey Kirumira among many others.

See photos:

Mourners arriving for burial
Ivan Semwanga’s grave being painted
Zari in tears as her sons look on
Thousands of mourners attended the burial
Rich Gang members in their tent
Singer Jose Chameleone arriving at the burial
Singer Bobi Wine arriving at the burial
Singer Jose Chameleone and his brother Weasel at the burial
The team from South Africa giving their speech
Rich Gang Member throw money in the grave
Ivan Sewmanga was buried by thousands of mourners