Pastor Augustine Yiga of Revival Church in Kawala, a Kampala city suburb, has died, the church-owned television station ABS TV announced Monday night. The pastor has been battling illness at Nsambya hospital. Family sources in separate press interviews said he was suffering from ulcers, an illness that has been bothering him for quite some time.
The family has not made a statement yet. Rumours at the end of last week pronounced the controversial preacher dead before ABS TV denounced the news saying he was still bedridden. Now, the same TV station has relayed the bad news to not only the church members but entire Uganda because Pastor Yiga was a celebrated televangelist.
“There are no goodbyes. Wherever you’ll be, you’ll be in our hearts. You will always be within us, it’s just the graveyard where you lay to rest. We cannot believe that you are no longer with us. This is a tragedy for us, we will pray for you dear friend, father, mentor, great pastor. Rest in peace. Pastor Yiga Abizaayo Augustine,” the TV station said in a post.