Dar es Salaam. Tanzania media and entertainment guru Mr Ruge Mutahaba has died today in South Africa.
Ruge was the director of strategy and programmes development at Clouds Media Group.
News about the death of Mr Mutahaba broke late in the evening and was reported on various radio stations.
President John Magufuli shortly thereafter delivered his condolence message to the deceased's family via his Twitter handle.
"I have received with shock information about the death of Ruge Mutahaba," wrote president Magufuli. He referred to Mutahaba as "my son. "
President Magufuli said he will forever remember the role Mutahaba played in the advancement of the media and the entertainment sector in the country.
He said Mutahaba will also be remembered for playing a key role in instilling the spirit of hard work among Tanzania's youth.
Mutahaba who made a name as a mentor and inspirational speaker was hospitalised in South Africa for several weeks, battling kidney failure.