31 May 2017

Uganda: Ivan's Rich Gang Crew Pour Champagne and Money in his Grave

Photo: The Nation
Flamboyant businessman and socialite Ivan.

Members of Ugandan businessman Ivan Ssemwanga ' s Rich Gang on Tuesday poured expensive champagne and splashed money in his grave before burial.

The group, popular in Uganda and South Africa for its expensive lifestyle, sent-off their leader in a fashion that left mourners amazed.

They popped a bottle of champagne and poured it in the grave and shortly after started splashing money.

The floor of the white and black tiled grave was filled with denominations of Ugandan shillings, South African Rands and US dollars.

A video shared by Uganda ' s Daily Monitor newspaper showed the gang members unmoved as the crowd jeered at the way they splashed money into the grave.

Ivan was known for splashing money at revelers in parties he attended in Uganda.

His Rich Gang crew include his cousin Edward Kyeyune, aka Cheune, who is said to have hosted him the first time he illegally entered South Africa.

Other members of the group include Shafiq Katumba, aka Katsha, and Lawrence Kiyingi, aka King Lawrence.

They group displayed their opulence throughout the activities leading up to the burial and capped it up on the final day.

More on This

Ivan Ssemwanga Under Tight Security, Even in Death

Flashy Ugandan businessman Ivan Ssemwanga is still heavily guarded, even as his body lies inside a grave. Read more »

Copyright © 2017 The Nation. All rights reserved. Distributed by AllAfrica Global Media (allAfrica.com). To contact the copyright holder directly for corrections — or for permission to republish or make other authorized use of this material, click here.

AllAfrica publishes around 900 reports a day from more than 140 news organizations and over 500 other institutions and individuals, representing a diversity of positions on every topic. We publish news and views ranging from vigorous opponents of governments to government publications and spokespersons. Publishers named above each report are responsible for their own content, which AllAfrica does not have the legal right to edit or correct.

Articles and commentaries that identify allAfrica.com as the publisher are produced or commissioned by AllAfrica. To address comments or complaints, please Contact us.