The Deputy Director Media Centre, Colonel Shaban Bantariza has died.
Bantariza who has been battling illness passed on at Mulago Hospital last night according to family members.
According to a family member who spoke to Uganda Radio Network this morning, the cause of death could not yet be discussed but it is true Bantariza was unwell and passed on yesterday.
Bantariza has been serving as the Deputy Director Uganda Media centre since June 2015 and officially retired from the army on September 28th 2015. He served as the Army spokesperson from 2000 to 2006 and has also served in different capacities as commandant National Leadership Institute (NALI), In Kyankwanzi.
Bantariza also served as the Commandant – Oliver Tambo Leadership School.
Just in September, Bantariza had stepped down from the race for National Resistance Movement Vice Chairperson for Western Uganda.
Attempts to get a comment from Uganda Media Centre was futile by Press time.
Bantariza dies at age 57.