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Former Buganda Katikkiro Joash Mayanja Nkangi has died , this was confirmed by daughter Josephine Mayanja-Nkangi.

Josephine Mayanja said her dad succumbed to acute heart failure on Monday at Nakasero Hospital where he had been admitted after his health deteriorated.

“On February 19, we realised that he was in a lot of inexplicable pain, so we rushed him to the hospital. Until this week, we didn’t really know what the extent of the damage was. The doctors said it was pneumonia. However, on Sunday, my father took a turn for the worse. An oncologist was called in and on Monday, we learnt that dad is seriously ill,” Ms Josephine Mayanja-Nkangi, said in a statement on Sunday.

The late served in both Central government and Buganda Kingdom: He served as Finance minister, Attorney General and Justice and Constitutional Affairs minister. He was Buganda Katikkiro at the time of the 1966 crisis and later Justice Minister.

May his soul rest in eternal peace.

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