Magufuli Leads Thousands to Bid Farewell to Benjamin Mkapa

Former President Benjamin Mkapa was laid to rest in a family plot in Masasi District, Mtwara region, with political and religious leaders paying tribute to Tanzania's third phase president. While addressing mourners, President John Magufuli said that the country has lost a dynamic leader with a unique reputation and then officially announced that the National Stadium in Dar es Salaam is now Benjamin Mkapa Stadium.


President John Magufuli at Uhuru Stadium bidding farewell to retired President William Mkapa.

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