In the wee hours of Tuesday morning, ABS TV which is owned by Pastor Augustine Yiga confirmed on their social media pages that he had passed away.
“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,” read a statement on ABS TV Facebook page.
Last week, there were rumors that the controversial Pastor had died but his family was quick to rubbish all the statements as fake news.
The deceased had been admitted in Nsambya hospital over liver complications however it wasn’t confirmed that this was the cause of his death.
Earlier this year, Pastor Yiga was arrested for spreading information that the coronavirus was a hoax and it was non-existent. He was granted bail after spending 37 days on remand.
May his soul Rest in Peace.