During his untimely death, Mugoba was Chief of the African Union standby army stationed in Ethiopia.
Mourning his death Dr Daniel Shumba said, “We fought alongside each other while in the Special Forces. A humble man, respecter of the Constitution, intolerant of corruption, brother, and family man. A true General indeed. Shall miss you. Unable to attend your funeral coz the regime is on my case. RIP mukoma Trust Mugoba.”