25 Jul 2020
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The Tanzania High Commission has the honour to inform with profound sadness and sorrow the passing on of His Excellency Benjamin William Mkapa. The late Mkapa was the third President of the United Republic of Tanzania (1995-2005). The death of the former President occurred on the early hours of 24th July, 2020 in Dar es Salaam. Following the untimely death of the former President, His Excellency Dr. John Pombe Joseph Magufuli has announced seven days of national mourning from 24th July, 2020 to 30 July, 2020. The State Funeral will be conducted at Uhuru Stadium on 28th July, 2020. The burial ceremony will take place at his home village Lupaso, Masasi district in Mtwara Region on Wednesday, 29th July, 2020 at 2:00pm East African time. A CONDOLENCE BOOK for the Former President, H. E. Benjamin William Mkapa (1938-2020), will be opened at the Tanzania High Commission Chancery at 21 Yedseram street, off IBB Way, MAITAMA – Abuja. The book opens from Monday, 27th July to Thursday, 30th July, 2020, from 10:00 hrs to 16:00 hrs daily. - High Commissioner
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