Popular pastor dies 5 months after imprisonment for calling coronavirus simply “regular flu”
Augustine Yiga, a popular and controversial Ugandan pastor, has died.
The pastor died a few months after his arrest and imprisonment after he said that the coronavirus is just “the usual flu”, he died
The pastor of the Kavala Revival Church, Kampala, commonly known as Abizaayo, died on Monday 26 October at Nsambya Hospital, where he was admitted to hospital after being diagnosed with liver complications.
His body arrived at the church on Saturday afternoon, October 31st. He will be buried next to his mother on Sunday. According to his will, Yiga decreed that he should be buried with a television screen that will broadcast his favorite station, ABS TV, 24/7.
His death came five months after his arrest on charges of spreading false information and harmful propaganda regarding the deadly coronavirus (COVID-19).
Last week, part of the media reported that the controversial pastor had died of liver complications, but his family later dismissed the reports as fake, insisting he was still alive.
His son, Andrew Jango, later said that the pastor had been ill for a while.