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Zari excluded? Ivan Ssemwanga’s properties to be inherited by their son

L-R: Zari and her son Pinto Ntale. The late Ivan Ssemwanga.

Zarinah Hassan’s eldest son, Pinto Ntale, has been named as the official heir of Ivan Ssemwanga’s properties following a family meeting that was held in Nakaliro village, Kayunga District Uganda.

However, due to what was termed as immigration challenges in South Africa, Pinto was not present in the clan meeting at Ivan’s ancestral home and was represented by his mum and two younger brothers, Raphael Junior and Dido Seemwanga aka LilQ Quincy.

This puts to an end a long standoff between the South Africa-based businesswoman and her late hubby’s family over his property.

According to sources, Ssemwaga’s family arrived at the decision because Pinto, who turned 18 years old few months ago, is of age to take over the management of his late father’s property.

Speaking shortly after the meeting, Pinto’s uncle asked Dido to carry the picture of his elder brother as an acknowledgement symbol that the entire clan has passed inheritance rights to Pinto.

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“As all people who have come here today to see us make Pinto the official heir of Ivan Ssemwanga ,I would like to request Dido to carry the picture of his elder brother Pinto as the entire clan acknowledges him as the true heir of his father,” he said.

In 2017, days after Ivan’s death, the mother of five was forced to set the record straight on reports of fighting with Ivan’s family over his properties.

Zari Hassan and Ivan Ssemwanga

“I wasn’t fighting; I heard the stories from the other family. Yani it wasn’t a priority to me because I know what belongs to the kids or me or whatever, everyone shall get what belongs to them” she said.

After Ivan’s demise, his family pointed an accusing finger at Zari, alleging that she was the cause of his death.

The head of Ivan’s family Herbert Luyinda alluded that ever since the two separated, Ivan was never the same and he fell into depression upon learning that Zari was pregnant and engaged to Diamond.

“As a family, we have no doubt that Zari is the cause of Ivan’s suffering that led him to die. Ever since the two separated, Ivan has never been the same. Our son loved that woman so much. He took care of her in all situations but Zari with her bad manners decided to dump him for Diamond. This dis-organised him so much. He started developing hardships in his heath” Luyinda said in a 2017 interview.

Zari Hassan and Ivan.

“He has been telling me all that happens in his life. But every time he would come to confide in me, Zari’s name wouldn’t miss. She treated Ivan badly,” he added.

Zari traditionally got married to Ivan in 2011 but their marriage didn’t last as she left and got engaged to Tanzanian Bongo star Diamond Platnumz with whom they have two children.

READ ALSO: Zari: I was in an abusive relationship with Ivan, but I could not leave

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