President Kagame pays tribute to former Tanzanian President Mkapa

By Nicole Kamanzi M.
On 25 July 2020 at 05:11

President Paul Kagame has joined world leaders in paying tribute to former Tanzanian President Benjamin William Mkapa whose death was announced early on Friday, July 24.

In a Twit, Kagame stated that Mkapa’s death will be felt throughout the continent.

“We are saddened by the passing of former President Mkapa. My deepest condolences to his family, the people of Tanzania and my friend President John Pombe Magufuli.”

“The loss of our brother Mkapa is one that will be felt throughout the continent. He was a great Pan-Africanist whose contribution went well beyond Tanzania,” Kagame added.

Benjamin Mkapa served as President of Tanzania from 1995 to 2005, where he led several regional peace mediation efforts across the region while in office and afterwards.

Kagame stated that Mkapa’s death will be felt throughout the continent.

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