Archbishop Cyprian Kizito Lwanga succumbed to Ischemic heart disease, according to the autopsy report carried out by Mulago national referral hospital.
A post-mortem report from Mulago national referral hospital has revealed that Archbishop Dr Cyprian Kizito Lwanga succumbed to Ischemic heart disease.
While reading out a statement to mourners in the cross-shaped Rubaga Cathedral in Kampala, Dr Ssekitoleko- who also was the first doctor at the death scene told the congregation that the deceased died from a heart condition that kills within a space of 3 to 5 minutes.
He said the heart condition happened due to a blood clot that was found inside his body artery that supplies blood to the heart.
“This means a heart attack that is due to a blood clot that was found inside the artery that supplies blood to the heart,” Dr Andrew Ssekitoleko read out a statement.
“When I found His Grace (Dr Lwanga), there was no sign that he had struggled,” he added saying that Lwanga had always had a history of heart problems.
He, however, rubbished allegations from a section of Ugandans that a wrong post mortem report about his death will be presented to try and cover up the truth behind Cyprian Lwanga’s death.
Dr Ssekitoleko disclosed that all checkups were made by four senior pathologists in the presence of four witnesses; two of whom were representatives of the family and two physicians delegated by the church.
Cyprian Kizito Lwanga was reportedly found dead in his bed on Saturday morning. His death came a day after he had led a team of other religious leaders in Ecumenical Public Way of the Cross organized by the Uganda Joint Christian Council underway at the Namirembe Cathedral.
Lwanga who looked fine that day together with Archbishop Stephen Kaziimba and Bishop Kityo Luwalira led the walk from the Namirembe Cathedral Bishop’s residence to Namirembe Cathedral on Friday.
Lwanga’s Burial programme
Over the weekend, the government released a burial programme for the fallen Catholic church leader, Cyprian Kizito Lwanga. The programme indicates that the last funeral service will be held on Thursday at Lubaga Cathedral and the deceased will be buried at Lubaga Cathedral in the Bishops Crypt on the same day.
The burial program stipulates that a requiem mass will be held as the cathedral on Monday 5th April, led by the Bishop of Luweero Diocese, Paul Ssemogerere.
Another Mass has been scheduled at Kyamukadde, in the Lugazi diocese where Archbishop Lwanga was born. Former auxiliary Bishop of Kampala Christoper Kakooza is expected to preside over the Eucharistic celebration.
On April 7th, at 10.00 am, the late archbishop’s body will arrive at Lubaga Cathedral and mass will be celebrated in remembrance of the fallen Catholic prelate. Mass is expected to be led by the Bishop of Masaka Diocese, Bishop Severus Jumba. A vigil at the cathedral will also be held.
At 10.00 am Thursday, April 8th, a requiem mass will be held at Lubaga cathedral and later burial will take place at the same place. The chairperson of the Uganda episcopal conference, Bishop Joseph Anthony Ziwa is expected to lead Mass.