Government deputy spokesperson Col Shaban Bantariza has died from Mulago national referral hospital where he had been admitted with hypertension.
Bantariza passed on in the wee hours of today morning at the age of 57 years.
He was serving as the deputy director of the Uganda Media Centre and deputy government spokesperson.
Bantariza was also a retired colonel in the Uganda People’s Defense Force.
His death was confirmed by Government spokesperson Ofwono Opondo.
” I hereby with deep sorrow regret to announce the death of my Deputy @ShabanBantariza that occurred early this morning at Mulago Hospital where he had been in admission since Sunday with hypertension.” He said
Don Wanyama, senior Press secretary to President Museveni also confirmed the sad passing of the deputy Government spokesperson.
“Sad news, Col.Shaban Bantaliza has died from Mulago hospital,” he said.