Tanzania’s previous President Benjamin Mkapa, who served from 1995 to 2005, kicked the bucket in the early long stretches of Friday, President John Magufuli said in an announcement.
Mkapa, 81, the East African country’s third president who drove a few local harmony intercession endeavors in office and a while later, passed on while accepting treatment at an emergency clinic in Dar es Salaam, Magufuli stated, without giving more subtleties.
“I will recall him for his extraordinary love for the country, his devotion, difficult work and execution in building the economy,” Magufuli said.
The president pronounced a seven-day grieving period, during which all banners will be flown at half-pole.
“Magufuli requests that all Tanzanians resist the urge to panic, persistent and joined during this troublesome time,” an announcement from his office said.
Mkapa additionally filled in as a represetative, clergyman and key authority of the decision CCM party, Magufuli said.