The Former Tanzanian President Benjamin Mkapa has been confirmed dead at 81.
Speaking about his death, The current President, John Magufuli who announced his death during a short televised speech on Friday, said he died at Dar es Salaam hospital, though the cause of his death was not revealed.
“I’m saddened by the death of the third president of Tanzania and that is a big loss for us as a country.
“Let’s pray for him and more information will follow later,” he said.
Pior to his death, Benjamin Mkapa was the nation’s 3rd president.