Many Tanzanians woke up to the news that their former President Benjamin Mkapa had passed away at the age of 81. The late head of state’s death was announced by President John Pombe Magufuli, declaring 7 days of state mourning.
Magufuli explained that the former Tanzanian President died at a hospital in Dar es Salaam where he was undergoing treatment.
The news was met by collective sadness with most Tanzanian celebs chiming in to send their condolences. Celebs like Diamond Platnumz, DC Jokate Mwegelo and Mbosso led celebrities in mourning the sudden demise of their third.
The personalities led others in paying tribute to the late Mkapa who led the nation from 1995-2005. Some of those messages are below:
Diamond Platnumz “May His soul Rest in Paradise 🙏🏼”
Jokete Mwegelo “Nimepokea taarifa za kifo cha Mzee wetu Rais wa Awamu ya Tatu Ndg. Benjamin William Mkapa kwa masikitiko makubwa sana. Salamu zangu za pole ziende kwa Watanzania wote. Mzee Mkapa alikuwa ni Baba, Mwalimu, Mlezi na wengi tulimtazama kama kioo. Binafsi nimejifunza mengi kupitia uongozi wake na maisha yake kwa ujumla. Tunashukuru kwa kutuacha na kitabu cha maisha yako kitakachobaki kama kumbukumbu na sehemu ya sisi kujifunza na vizazi vijavyo. Pumzika kwa amani Mzee wetu. 🇹🇿”
MAMA Dangote “Mbele yake nyuma yetu”
Mbosso “Innalillah Wainna ilaih Raajuun”
Zuchu “INNA LILLAHI WA INNA ILAIHI RAJI’UN”
Soudy Brown “Rest in Peace Mr President (Benjamin William Mkapa 3rd President Of Tanzania 1995-2005)”
Konde Gang “REST IN PEACE OUR FORMER PRESIDENT OF TANZANIA. BENJAMIN WILLIAM MKAPA”
Rapper AY “💔💔💔💔💔💔 May Your Soul Rest In Eternal Peace Mzee Wetu 🙏🏿🙏🏿”