Reports on Social Media and in the Monitor Newspaper under the headline “Bamuze collapses, dies” quoted a relative as having said the fallen Major General Ali Bamuze missed a step, fell and vomited blood before collapsing in State House, Entebbe.
A statement was circulated noting that Gen. Bamuze had no scheduled appointment and was not anywhere near State House and could therefore not have collapsed there. Gen. Bamuze was however part of the UPDF officers who attended an Operation Wealth Creation meeting organized by the Commander of Defence Forces (CDF) Gen. Wamala at J&M Hotel in Bwebajja along Entebbe Road. The meeting was addressed by President Yoweri Museveni. Gen. Bamuze collapsed shortly after the President had left and was immediately rushed to Nakasero Hospital. He was pronounced dead on arrival.
The statement went ahead to note that the UPDF who are handling this matter will brief the press on the postmortem report at an appropriate time.