The federal government of Tanzania introduced on Friday that the Former Tanzanian president, Benjamin Mkapa has died..
Late former president Mkapa aged 81 years was born in 1938 in south-eastern Mtwara. He died in a Dar es Salaam hospital.
He studied English in a tertiary establishment in Uganda. He labored as a journalist earlier than he acquired appointed by the nation’s first president, Julius Nyerere to be the press secretary.
He held a number of posts within the nation’s cupboard which incorporates overseas minister and knowledge minister. He additionally served as ambassador to the US earlier than he was elected president.
He was the nation’s third president after gaining independence from Britain in 1962. He dominated from 1995 to 2005.
President John Magufuli in a brief televised speech mentioned “I’m saddened by the dying of the third president of Tanzania and that may be a huge loss for us as a rustic. Let’s pray for him and extra data will comply with later”.
Tanzania will maintain a interval of seven days of mourning, throughout which the nationwide flag will likely be flown at half mast.
The reason for his dying was not revealed.