Augustine Yiga, a pastor of the Revival Church in Kawaala, Kampala, has died, according to his ABS television station.
Augustine Yiga, a pastor of the Revival Church in Kawaala, Kampala, has died, according to his ABS television station .
The pastor, popularly known as Abizaayo, is said to have died last night, according to a television report.
“Pastor Augustine Yiga Abizaayo is dead. May his soul rest in peace. We love our father very much, ”reads an excerpt from a statement posted on television’s social media sites.
ABS TV added : ”There are no goodbyes. Wherever you’ll be, you’ll be in our hearts. You will always be within us, it’s just the graveyard where you lay to rest. We cannot believe that you are no longer with us. This is a tragedy for us, we will pray for you dear friend, father, mentor, great pastor. Rest in peace. Pastor Yiga Abizaayo Augustine,”
A family member who never wanted to be quoted in this story said pastor Augustine Yiga died at 11 pm on Monday.
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He said: “We plan to bury him on Saturday (October 31). That’s all I can tell you,”.
At the time of filing this story, many mourners and his followers began to come to his church to pay their last respects.
It has not yet been established the cause of his eventual death, however, we will keep you up to date. May his peaceful soul be at rest.
Last week, a section of the media announced that the controversial pastor had died following liver problems, but his family later denied that the reports were false, insisting he was still alive.
His son Andrew Jjengo said the pastor was ill at the time.
The development comes five months after he was released on bail following a pastoral arrest for misrepresenting and spreading malicious propaganda about the deadly coronavirus (COVID-19).
He was released on UGX2 million cash bail by Rubaga Grade One Magistrate, Timothy Lumunye, while each of his two bails is set at UGX5 million.
During the trial, Lumunye said the pastor showed that he was a diabetic and was being treated.
“It is fair that he (Yiga) was released on bail to seek medical treatment,” the magistrate said at the time.