Hundreds attend Rushambuza's burial ceremony

Tuesday October 27 2020
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Deceased: Lay Canon Zabron Rushambuza

By Zadock Amanyisa

Hundreds of mourners have this morning thronged Nyakabiriizi, the home of Lay Canon Zabron Rushambuza to pay their last respects to the departed church man and business mogul.

Canon Rushambuza succumbed to diabetes and blood pressure on Sunday at 3am at his home, hours after attending the giveaway ceremony of his granddaughter.

He will be buried today today at his home in Nyakabiriizi division, Bushenyi-Ishaka municipality.

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This picture taken on October 27, 2020 shows mourners attending Lay Canon Zabron Rushambuza burial ceremony at his home in Bushenyi District. PHOTO/Zadock Amanyisa

The burial has been organised in the context of COVID-19 guidelines, observing social distancing, requiring every mourner to put on a face mask.


The Ministry of Health Monday said they had registered 114 new virus infections as the confirmed cases rose to 11,557.

The virus has claimed 101 Ugandans since March this year when the outbreak was confirmed in the country.

At least 7,351 have recovered and have been discharged from hospitals across the country, according to an October 26 update by the Ministry of Health.