The mother of Ivan Ssemwanga’s children, Zari Hassan has promised to look after the kids.
Speaking during Ssemwanga’s requiem mass at Namirembe Cathedral, Zari said she is a strong lady who is willing and ready to take care of her children.
“I have cried since he was hospitalized. I am now strong,” Zari said.
“My mother raised me single-handedly and taught me to be strong. I will do the right thing for him and the boys.”
Zari, who is now married to Tanzanian singer Diamond Platnumz said Ivan’s 3 children are her own blood that she can’t leave to wander in the world.
In a twist of events, Ssemwanga’s uncle Herbert Luyinda took the opportunity of the requiem mass to apologise for dividing the deceased’s family.
Last week, Luyinda told journalists that Ssemwanga’s children will be taken for DNA tests to prove they belonged to him, raising dust among family members.
The deceased’s uncle also claimed Zari doesn’t have any shares on Ivan’s property accusing her of leaving their marital home and got married to another man.
However on Monday, the deceased’s uncle apologized for the statements he had earlier made in public.
“I apologise for any mistakes that I made. Let us stay together, ” Ivan’s uncle said during the requiem mass at Namirembe cathedral.
The apology came on the back heel of Zari’s brother who had warned his sister against being forced into any dubious agreements.
“We should all work towards bringing together the family. And to Zari, I warn you not to be forced into signing anything you don’t want, “Zari’s brother warned.
Ivan Ssemwanga who died of stroke in South Africa last week will be laid to rest on Tuesday in Kayunga.