Tanzania’s 3rd President, Benjamin William Mkapa has died today in Dar es Salaam, President John Magufuli has confirmed via a live televised broadcast. Mkapa, diea at the age of 81 after he has been ill and receiving treatment in a Hospital, although It was not disclosed clearly what he died from. Mr Mkapa was President of Tanzania 1995-2005.
His death has been confirmed by numerous media agency through their twitter handle.
Tanzania’s 3rd President, Benjamin William Mkapa has died today in Dar es Salaam, President John Magufuli has confirmed via a live televised broadcast.
Mkapa, 81, has been ill and receiving treatment in a Hospital. RIP! pic.twitter.com/d5vgXzRykl
— Rwanda Broadcasting Agency (RBA) (@rbarwanda) July 23, 2020
Breaking. #Tanzania‘s former-President Benjamin Mkapa has died while receiving treatment in hospital, according to President Magufuli. The cause of death is not clear.
— Akwasi Sarpong (@akwasisarpong) July 23, 2020
Few Things You Need To Know About Benjamin William Mkapa
Benjamin William Mkapa was born on November 12, he wa a Tanzanian politician who was the third President of Tanzania, in office from 1995 to 2005. He was also Chairman of the Revolutionary State Political Party (Chama Cha Mapinduzi, CCM). Passed away at Muhimbili National Hospital on July 23, 2020.
Benjamin graduated from Makerere University in Uganda in 1962 with a degree in English.
He also attended Columbia University in 1963 and was awarded a master’s degree in international affairs.
Previous posts include being an administrative officer in Dodoma and the Minister for Science, Technology and Higher Education. He also had the chance to lead the Tanzanian mission to Canada in the year 1982 and to the United States Of America from 1983 to 1984.
He was the Minister of Foreign Affairs from 1977 to 1980 and again from 1984 to 1990.