The East African community woke up to the sad news that Zari Hassan’s ex-husband and baby daddy, Ivan Semwanga had passed on after a short illness.
According to reports, the Rich Gang president was admitted to ICU, at the Steve Biko, Pretoria hospital in South Africa, where he stayed in a coma for 11 days before being pronounced dead.
It is being speculated that the Ugandan-native could have actually passed away on Saturday, May 20, but the family decided to keep the sad news away from the public awaiting confirmation from Zari.
Ivan Semwanga and Diamond’s girlfriend, Zari were once married and blessed with three children, Pinto, Raphael, and Quincy. The boys have been living with their father in South Africa after their parent’s divorce.
“God loves those that are special and that’s exactly who you were & I guess that’s why he wanted you to himself. You have touched and helped thousands, you did wonders and I remember you telling me “life is too short let me live it to the fullest”, this very dark hour it makes sense why you always said those words to me”, read part of Zari’s emotional tribute.
Well, celebrities from Kenya, Uganda, and Tanzania have taken to social media to send their messages of condolence to Zari, Ivan’s family and their friends.
Some of the celebrities include Diamond Platnumz’s ex Wema Sepetu, Eddy Kenzo, Lilian Muli, Akothee, Saumu Mbuvi and even Mr Chibu himself. Jose Chameleone reposted Zari’s emotional tribute.
Check out their condolence messages below.
Diamond Platnumz: Mbele yako, Nyuma yetu…..
Eddy Kenzo: Inna lillahi wainaileihi raju’un,We have lost the strongest ,biggest and irreplaceable pillar in our society @ivandon been a brother a friend ,u inspired and motivated most of US with you love and hardship RIP Chairman #President #King #RichGangMay The Almighty judge your soul with mercy Aameen 👑😭🙏🏾
Akothee: my condolences to the family of the great Ivan , @zarithebosslady may God be with you & the children .
Wema Sepetu: Broken hearted…💔💔💔… Rest In Peace Ivan… 🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼 … SHOCKING NEWS kwakweli… My Condolences to The whole Family… Mungu awatie nguvu wale watoto jamani… 😔 They are too young… And Mungu amtie nguvu Mama watoto wako… It will be a very hard period of time for all of you But it shall pass…
Radio&Weasel: RIP Don Ivan Semwanga. Gone Too Soon. Our sincere condolences to The Family & Friends of The Late Don . #RIPIVAN
Avril: Sad morning .. RIP .. May God bless your family.
Saumu Mbuvi: Rest In Peace Ivan