Bantariza was a former spokesman of the UPDF.
The Deputy Executive Director of the Uganda Media Centre, Col Shaban Bantariza, has died.
This was confirmed by the spokesperson of the Uganda People's Defense Forces, Brig. Flavia Byekwaso.
"The UPDF family with great sadness have learnt of the passing on of the deputy Executive director of Uganda Media Centre and deputy government spokesman Rtd Col Shaban Bantariza at Mulago national referral hospital. May his soul rest in peace," she said in a tweet.