Former Tanzania President Benjamin William Mkapa had died.
The veteran Tanzanian politician died early this morning at age of 81.
The President of Tanzania, John Magufuli announced on Tanzanian 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-mast.
Mkapa led Tanzania from 1995 to 2005 before handing over to Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete.
Mkapa also served as Tanzania’s Foreign Minister, Minister for Information and ambassador to Canada.