You may say that the former Tanzania’s president was a rough person without mercy, but Tanzanians will tell you a different story. Whatever he did was for the normal Tanzanian citizen.He had stood firm on his decision making. He didn’t care whether to lose friends or not. All what he cared for was the Tanzanians. He will be missed by many.
Deputy President of Tanzania was sworn in as the first woman president of Tanzania. People are eager to see how things unfold with the new leadership. This has happened as the Tanzanians still mourn the death of their former president- John Magufuli
The president of Kenya declared a seven day mourning in respect to the former president of Tanzania. He advised all the flags to be half mast for seven days. He passed his condolences to Tanzanian people and the family through a short and precise speech.
The president of Tanzania is no more. The vibrant leader spoke loudly against coronavirus early last year. On February this year, he admitted the presence of the virus and urged the media stations to sensitize people on Covid-19.
There was a day he ordered chicks that were imported from kenya to be burned down. He also auctioned cows from kenya claiming they had entered his territory.
All in all, he stood strong for his people. May he rest in peace.
According to Daily Nation, a plane carrying Kenyan envoys to the funeral of former Tanzanian President Benjamin Mkapa turned back to Nairobi because of bad weather, officials in Dar-es-Salaam said Tuesday.
Tanzanian Foreign Affairs and East African Cooperation minister Prof Palamagamba Kabudi announced during the farewell ceremony of the former leader at Uhuru Stadium that Kenyan officials could not attend the event.
“We were expecting a special envoy representing President Uhuru Kenyatta, including Senator Samuel Poghisio, the Majority Leader of the Kenyan Senate, but we have received information that their plane was forced to turn back mid air,” Prof Kabudi told mourners gathered at the Uhuru Stadium in Dar-es-Salaam.
But Kenyan officials said the plane “developed mechanical challenges”, forcing it to turn back over Arusha.
Jane Kariuki, the head of public communication at the Foreign Affairs ministry, told the Nation that the Kenyan government was fully represented by the Kenyan High Commissioner to Tanzania Dan Kazungu at the funeral service.
Mkapa, who ruled Tanzania for from 1995 to 2005, died Thursday night aged 81.
On Sunday, his family said that the former Tanzanian president was suffering from malaria and died of a heart attack, scotching rumours that he succumbed to coronavirus.
“President Mkapa was found with malaria and he was admitted for treatment on Wednesday,” William Erio, a family member said during a funeral mass aired on State television.
His body will be transported to his rural home in Lupaso, Mtwara for burial scheduled Wednesday.
Mkapa was instrumental as the lead negotiator of the 2007-2008 post-election peace deal signed between former Kenyan president Mwai Kibaki and ODM party leader Raila Odinga.
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