The Former UPC Party National Chairman Rtd Major Edward Rurangaranga has died. The former minister in Obote’s government reportedly collapsed and died at his home (Kitagata, Sheema) Tuesday early morning.

Rurangaranga has been battling Diabetes and Hypertension according to family members

Mr Okello Lucima, the UPC spokesperson confirmed his death and told press  he died at about 12:40am Tuesday

“Comrades, the Party and the country has lost a soldier, patriot, liberator, and an elder statesman: Mzee Maj. Edward Rurangaranga. May God grant him everlasting life, and carry the burdens of death for his family, the people of Sheema and entire Bushenyi, his Party and country. The struggle for which Maj Rurangaranga and his contemporaries dissipated their youths, must continue unabated,” he said in a statement to Monitor online