South Africa Medics Probe Ugandan Diplomat’s Death on Plane

RIP: Njuneki passed on in flight

Pathologists in South Africa are examining the body of a Uganda official working in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs who died mysteriously yesterday, remedy on board a flight from Sweden.

Ambassador Njuneki was reportedly returning for Sweden via South Africa; where he had gone to attend a work related conference.

According to sources, Njuneki was found lying lifeless in his seat by the flight crew.

The Foreign Affairs Permanent Secretary Ambassador James Mugume says the cause of Njuneki’s death is still unknown.

“The doctors in Johannesburg are still examining the body; we are awaiting the postmortem,” he told us.

He added that the entire process of examining the body and arranging for its return may take up to two days.

“Once we are sure of the return, then we can start talking funeral arrangements,” Mugume revealed.

12 months ago, Uganda lost its Internal Affairs Minister Gen Aronda Nyakairima, in a similar fashion.

On his way from Seoul in South Korea, Gen Nyakairima was found lying dead in his seat by flight attendants just before landing in Dubai.

It was found later that the General had been siltly battleing a heart realted ailment.




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