President John Magufuli has been saddened by the demise of veteran politician Kingunge Ngombale Mwiru, a statement issued by the State House has said.
The politician was confirmed dead at Muhimbili National Hospital in Dar es Salaam early Friday. Kingunge was admitted to the facility after being bitten by dogs at his home in Dar es Salam on 22 December, 2017.
The press statement quoted President Magufuli as saying, the nation has lost a person who participated fully in fighting for independence and was a loyal servant of then Tanganyika African National Union (TANU) and later the ruling Chama cha Mapinduzi (CCM). Apart from political party, the late politician held various positions in government at advisory and ministerial levels.
“Old man Kingunge Ngombale Mwiru has contributed a lot, as a nation, we can’t forget all the good he has done. He has left a good lesson of fighting for national interests all the time: patriotism, maintaining peace and solidarity, working hard and discipline,” the President noted.
He extended his condoles to Kingunge family, CCM members, friends and anyone who has been touched by the demise of the politician. Meanwhile, Speaker of Parliament Job Ndugai has joined the President by sending his condolences to the family of Mr Kingunge.