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Bye Bye Jm Dean

By Vision Reporter

Added 1st May 2001 03:00 AM

VETERAN motor sport administrator and former national champion Jamil Mohamed Dean 'Jimmy Dean' was yesterday laid to rest at Lugogo muslim cemetery besides his father.

VETERAN motor sport administrator and former national champion Jamil Mohamed Dean 'Jimmy Dean' was yesterday laid to rest at Lugogo muslim cemetery besides his father.

By Douglas Mazune VETERAN motor sport administrator and former national champion Jamil Mohamed Dean 'Jimmy Dean' was yesterday laid to rest at Lugogo muslim cemetery besides his father. Pan Africanists, government ministers, ambassadors, members of Parliament, sports personalities and administrators, rally drivers and the rally fraternity thronged the cemetery for the burial of Dean. Many could not hold back tears as Dean's casket was loaded into an ambulance and driven from his lower Kololo residence at 3.30pm for burial in long motorcade that included rally cars. Presidential advisor on Congo affairs and Chairman Pan African Movement Col. Kahinda Otafiire said Dean was a dedicated Pan Africanist. "No tribute can sufficiently do justice to the life and Pan African work of Jimmy Dean. Perhaps, what would come nearer to that for us Pan Africanists, is to continue his life's work. Re-dedicate ourselves to the task of building United States of Africa. Go well freedom fighter, you fought a good fight, the struggle continues," an emotional Otafiire said. Otafiire said Dean's basic idea in organising the Uganda-Rwanda cross boarder rally last year was to use motor sport to keep the banner and message of regional political and economic cooperation, and pan Africanism flying high. Dean was found dead on Friday. A postmortem report says he died of a massive heart attack. Sports state minister Omony Ogaba said Dean would be remembered for finding solutions to wrangles in motor sport. "Just before his death (hardly two days before), Jimmy Dean was instrumental in finding solutions to wrangles in motor sport. The people of Uganda will remember him for his great contribution in motor sport both as a competitor and administrator," Ogaba said. Dean's four resolutions were all adopted. Ends

Bye Bye Jm Dean

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