Tanzania bids farewell to former President Benjamin Mkapa

Thousands of Tanzanians attended the funeral mass to honour the former President Benjamin Mkapa, who passed away early Friday at age 81, after suffering from malaria and a heart attack.

Alongside his family, many political figures of the East African country, such as current President John Magufuli.

The president of Tanzania spoke at Mkapa’s wake in the Tanzania National Main Stadium, also known as Mkapa Stadium, in capital city Dar es Salaam.

Magufuli paid his respects, stating “Benjamin’s death is a big loss not only to his family,…

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