Ugandan flamboyant moneybag who was also Zari Hassan’s former husband, Ivan Ssemwanga, continues to influence life in Uganda even after his death. Days after he was laid to rest, the debate continues as whether it was ethical and legal to bury him with wads of cash-Uganda shilling and South African Rand.
The latest, a concern Ugandan, Mgugu Abey, has sued Bank of Uganda and A-Plus Funeral Services, the company that was in charge of burial arrangements of the Late Ssemwanga.
Mr. Mgugu says the act of burying money with Ssemwanga is not only unethical but also illegal.
In his suit, Mgugu wants High Court in Kampala to order: All the currencies of Uganda shillings and South African Rand and other currency that was put in the grave and buried along with the late Ivan Ssemwanga’s body be removed as sign of respect of currency of Uganda and other currencies.
He wants the money removed and put back in circulation. He Also wants punitive and exemplary damages to Bank of Uganda and A-Plus Funeral Services for wilful/ negligent failure to ensure full respect for the monetary currency of Uganda and other currency.
Court has set the date for hearing the case. The flamboyant Ivan, also referred to as the king of Rich Gang, was buried in Nakalilo village, Kayunga district. In attendance were some of the biggest names in the Ugandan showbiz industry including Jose Chameleone, Bobi Wine, and Weasel.