By Ambrose Kweronda
The Anglican community in North Kigezi has today woken up in a somber mood following the death of their diocesan Bishop Rt. Rev. Benon Magezi.
Bishop Magezi succumbed to COVID 19 yesterday at Mbarara Regional referral hospital where he has been getting treatment for weeks.
The news of his death was broken by the Security Minister and Rujumbura County Legislator Maj.Gen Jim Katugugu Muhwezi after he was informed by the Bishop’s wife Mama Gladys Magezi through a phone call.
“Dear brothers sad to announce demise of Bishop Benon Magezi of North Kigezi Diocese. The wife, Maama Gladys calmly rang me she was strong but pray for her at a time like this. Psalm 121:1 I look up to the hills where does my help come from. My help comes from the Lord maker of heaven and earth,” Muhwezi wrote in Whatsapp message.
He becomes the first active Church of Uganda Bishop to succumb to the scourge since it started in March 2020.
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