Tanzania is mourning it’s former Tanzania President Benjamin William Mkapa. President John Magufuli said on television that Mkapa died at a Dar es Salaam hospital where he had been undergoing treatment.
President Magufuli declared a seven-day mourning period that will include flags being flown at half-staff.
Mkapa led Tanzania from 1995 to 2005 befor handing over to Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete.
Mkapa also served as Foreign Minister, Minister for information and Ambassador to Canada.