Tanzanian President John Pombe Magufuli has declared a seven-day mourning period for Tanzanians after the death of the former President Benjamin William Mkapa.
Mkapa has died at the age of 81.
Among the celebrities that have sent their condolenses is Diamond Platnumz who wrote,
May His soul Rest in Paradise 🙏🏼
Mbosso also wrote,
Innalillah Wainna ilaih Raajuun
Idris Sultan wrote;
“A life well lived sir, inna lillahi wainna illaihi rajighun 🖤… Ulisimamisha nguzo nzito zilizoanzishwa na TANU mpaka CCM kwa weledi, mapenzi na busara kubwa kiasi cha kufanya kiti kizito chenye majukumu magumu sana kuonekana chepesi na kuwapa wengi moyo kukivaa. Haya maneno sisemi kwako bali kwa wasiojua nguvu uliyotuachia. Thank you sir 😍🙏🏽”
President Magufuli has asked Tanzanians to remain calm during this time.