Zari Hassan rich ex husband’s grave vandalised

Stealing from the dead

The late Ivan "Don" Semwanga. Ex husband to Ugandan socialite Zari Hassan. /INSTAGRAM

Unknown people have vandalised the grave of Ugandan socialite Zari Hassan’s ex Ivan Ssemwanga.

The late was a member of the Rich Gang crew and was buried in Nakaliro village in Kayunga Town, Uganda, with his crew members throwing lots of cash into the grave in his honour.

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Zari with their sons during Ivan’s burial. /INSTAGRAM

According to a report by the Daily Monitor, a relative said that he was passing by the grave on December 6 morning when he saw a hole had been dug at the sides of the grave.

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“I got shocked when I saw the hole and when I went nearer, I realized that a big hole had been dug up to the concrete of the grave,” stated the source who was only identified as Wamala.

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Unknown people dug a hole on the side of Ivan’s grave. /SDE

Wamala added that the thieves might have wanted to steal the money thrown into the grave and perhaps Ivan’s skull but a concrete wall in the grave stopped the grave robbers from reaching the body.

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Friends threw wads of cash in Don’s grave. /INSTAGRAM

Mr Ssemwanga was a wealthy businessman and died on May 25 at Steve Biko Hospital in Pretoria, South Africa after suffering a massive stroke. His former wife Zari later said his ex lived with high blood pressure but never used to take his medication.

A few days after his burial, Abey Mgugu, a Ugandan lawyer,  moved to court to have the body exhumed to recover the cash he was buried with. He argued it was misuse of legal tender.

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