Ali Hassan Mwinyi,Tanzania’s former President dies of cancer

98-year-old former President Alhaj Ali Hassan Mwinyi Suluhu Hassan died at Mzena Hospital in Dar es Salaam. Mwinyi who ruled the country between 1985 to 1995, was suffering from cancer.

Following the death of the second phase President, the Head of State declared seven days of national mourning in honour of Mwinyi popularly known as ‘Mzee Ruksa’.

Alongside declaring seven-day national mourning period, President Samia issued an order for Tanzania’s flags to be flown at half-mast.