KAWEMPE: The family of the late Sheikh Nuhu Batte Muzaata has revealed that the outspoken head of Dawa succumbed to diabetes and high blood pressure.
During the Salat-al-Janazah prayers held for Muzaata at Kibuli Mosque, his family revealed he had not been sick for long but had become weak and suffered pain as a result of diseases he had battled for long.
“Sheikh Muzaata has for a long time been battling diabetes and high blood pressure,” said Sheikh Musa Kakembo, on behalf of the family.
“His health deteriorated recently. Medical experts gave it their all. But Allah decided. We only thank Allah for his life despite the fact that his death has shocked us.” Kakembo added.
Muzaata family close friend Sheikh Yasin Kiweewa warned against speculations of foul play in the demise of the outspoken cleric.
“Nobody killed sheikh Muzaata apart from Allah,” Sheikh Kiweewa said.
“Let us just pray that Allah grants him paradise. I also request whoever he wronged to forgive him because it is human to wrong.”
There had also been speculation that Muzaata had succumbed to Covid19.
Besides being the head of Da’awa in Uganda, Sheik Nuhu Muzaata was also the spokesperson of the Kibuli Muslim faction.
Muzaata was laid to rest at his ancestral home in Kigogwa village, along Bombo Road on December 05 afternoon.