Five family members who died at President John Pombe Joseph Magufuli’s requiem mass at Uhuru Stadium in Dar es Salaam have finally been laid to rest.
5 Family members who died at Magufuli’s requiem mass at Uhuru Stadium buried (Photos)
The 5 died following a stampede that occurred at the requiem mass
Reports indicate that the five died as a result of a stampede that was witnessed at the stadium a few days ago, at a time people were struggling to catch a glimpse of the late Magufuli’s coffin.
During the stampede, several people collapsed, with reports showing that several others died in the chaos that erupted after some mourners braved security advice and forced their way into the stadium to pay their last respects.
It was in that process that the Mtuwa’s family from Kimara Mwisho in Dar es Salaam ended up registering its biggest loss when five of its members got killed in the process.
The five are Chris (11), Michael (8), Nathan (6), Natalia (5) and Suzan Ndana Mtua in her 30s.
Tanzanian International model Flaviana Matata wrote; “This is very sad. Mungu akawe mfariji kwa Baba wa hii familia pamoja na ndugu wote”
Former MP cum rapper Professor Jay also joined the Mtuwa’s family in mourning with a message that reads;
Poleni sana Marafiki zetu FAMILIA ya mzee MTUA kwa msiba huu mkubwa usiokuwa na Mfano, Natambua kwamba hili ni pigo kuwa sana kwa familia yenu, Nawaombea sana kwa Mwenyezi Mungu awape nguvu ya Kuvumilia haya mapito magumu na pia akawe mfariji wenu mkuu katika kipindi tunachokwenda kuwapumzisha wapendwa wetu, Kipekee zaidi POLENI sana DENIS, Harry (Ndiku), ALLAN (Makao) na Familia ya dada wa Kazi ANITHA.
Tuendelee kuwaombea wapendwa wetu wapumzike kwa Amani, AMINA🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻”
The late President John Pombe Magufuli will be laid to rest on Friday at his home in Chato after a series of requiem masses in Dodoma, Mwanza, Zanzibar and Chato.
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