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Post-mortem Report Shows Archbishop Lwanga Died of Ischemic Heart Disease

A post-mortem report from Mulago National Referral Hospital indicates that The late Archbishop of Kampala Dr Cyprian Kizito Lwanga succumbed to Ischemic heart disease following coronary heart thrombosis.

The report was read to mourners by Dr. Andrew Ssekitoleko during the requiem mass held at Rubaga Cathedral on Monday .

“This means a heart attack that is due to a blood clot that was found inside the artery that supplies blood to the heart,” Dr. Ssekitoleko, who was the Late Archbishop’s personal physician said, adding that the condition kills within a space of 3-5 minutes.

“When I found His Grace (Dr Lwanga), there was no sign that he had struggled,” he said.

Dr Ssekitoleko told mourners that the post-mortem was carried out at Mulago hospital mortuary by at least four senior pathologists in the presence of four witnesses; two of whom were representatives of the family and two physicians delegated by the church. 

Archbishop Kizito Lwanga was found dead in his house on Saturday morning.

The post-mortem report also revealed that had a history of heart complications.

According to government, the late Archbishop will be accorded a state burial on Tuesday April 6th, 2021.

“We shall come together to celebrate him at Kololo (Independence grounds) on Tuesday and President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni will be the chief guest,” ICT Minister Judith Nabakooba confirmed.

“We will remember him for many things including his advocacy and tasking people on working hard and staying firm in religion,” Minister Nabakooba added.