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Ugandans mourn veteran TV journalist, former USPA head Luwandagga

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Ugandans mourned the sudden death Saturday of veteran TV journalist Andrew Patrick Luwandagga, praising him for his pioneering work in the sports field.

Details of the cause of his death are still scanty, with initial reports saying he had collapsed and was confirmed dead at about 4.00am at his Namasuba home. Police later said they were investigating the case, and had Luwandagga’s son in custody.  A post-mortem examination is yet to be carried out.

Luwandagga had left his office at Uganda Broadcasting Corporation (UBC TV) late Friday after chairing a committee preparing for Kampala’s hosting of the World Cross Country Championships in 2017.

“It’s with our deepest sorrow that we announce the death of our friend, your friend and veteran sports journalist Andrew Patrick Luwandaga. A sports icon with the highest level of professionalism departed this morning. May the almighty God rest Andrew a.k.a APL in peace,” UBC announced on twitter early Saturday.

There will be public viewing of the body at UBC gardens on Sunday at 11 am. Burial is Monday at Wamala.

Luwandagga commentated on sport for over three decades and was known for his versatility and professionalism. He also always encouraged and promoted young journalists in the trade.

He was president Uganda Sports Press Association (USPA) in the late 80s and early 90s, been Vice President of Federation of International Cinema and Television Sports and has been stadium announcer during Uganda Cranes matches.

Luwandagga was an avid football fan, admired SC Villa and was brother of musician Moses Matovu of Afrigo band.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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