Canon Zabron Rushambuza, a famous businessman and prominent church leader from Ntungamo village, in Bushenyi District has Sunday morning passed on at his home.
The millionaire had previously been admitted to Kampala Hospital in Kololo after he was evacuated from his home on June 15, in critical condition.
He was taken into Intensive Care Unit (ICU) in a private wing at the facility for some time before he was discharged and sent home.
The hilarious businessman died at the age of 93.
Burial arrangements are underway at his home.
Behind his humour and bragging, Mzee Rushambuza had a heart of gold.
For example, in 1957 together with his late wife, Jailes Ntoro, he decided to cut down their forest and construct a mud and wattle church at Nyakabirizi village, Ntungamo in Bushenyi district, the church later became St. Stephen Church of Uganda.
In 1985, he renovated the church; this time, roofing it with with iron sheets and giving it a face lift new paint. Later, his family brought the church down and built a permanent structure, which was completed in 2009.
In 1993, he offered 21 bicycles to all archdeacons of West Ankole Diocese. Later, in early 2002, he gave West Ankole diocese a Toyota Corona, which the then bishop, William Magambo, received on behalf of the diocese. In 2008, he gave the diocese another car, a Toyota Corona. Since 1950, Rushambuza has given 56 Friesians to the church.
REST IN PEACE OLD MAN!