Benjamin William Mkapa, Tanzania’s former President,is dead, President John Magufuli has announced.
Mkapa born on November 12, 1938,died on Friday at a Tanzanian hospital.
Magufuli has urged Tanzanians to remain calm.
“It is with a heavy heart that we have received the news of Mkapa’s passing,” he said.
Mkapa served as the country’s President from 1995 to 2005 before handing over to Jakaya Kikwete.