Tanzania’s defence minister dies

Tanzania’s Defence Minister Elias Kwandikwa died on Monday night while being treated in Dar es Salaam.

Mr Kwandikwa had been been in hospital for 14 days.

The MP’s secretary, Julius Lugobi, confirmed his death.

President Samia Suluhu Hassan said she was saddened by the minister’s death because of his significant contribution to public service.

“Kwandikwa was a staunch leader who was carrying out his duties in accordance with the rules and regulations,” President Samia said.

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