Tanzanian minister Augustine Mahiga dies at 72

Tanzanian minister Augustine Mahiga dies at 72

Tanzanian Minister of Constitutional and Legal Affairs Augustine Mahiga has died aged 72, Tanzania president Magufuli has announced.

The Minister reportedly died as he was being rushed to a medical facility from his Dodoma home.

Details of what caused the sudden demise of the former United Nations special envoy for Somalia are still scanty.

President Magufuli eulogized the Minister as dedicated hard worker who has served diligently in several top positions in and out of the country.

Thousands of people across the world sent in their condolences shortly after the new broke including the United Nations, Somalia and the German Embassy in Tanzania.

— Rachael Akidi (@rakidi) May 1, 2020

https://twitter.com/UnitedNationsTZ/status/1256100629031915523

— German Embassy (@GermanyTanzania) May 1, 2020

https://twitter.com/Snduhukire/status/1256112810834243585

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