What you need to know:
- Following his death, President Samia Suluhu Hassan has conveyed her condolences to friends, relatives, and the general public.
President Samia Suluhu Hassan has declared five days of national mourning in honour of the former Prime Minister Edward Lowassa.
Lowassa passed away on Saturday, February 10, aged 70.
According to Vice President Dr. Phillip Mpango, the national flags would fly at half-mast throughout Tanzania.for the duration of the five-day mourning period.
In a live televised announcement, Dr Mpango said the former premier died after a long illness characterized by lung issues, stomach ulcers, and hypertension.
“The former prime minister started to receive treatment at the JKCI on January 14, 2022. He was later referred to a South African hospital for specialised treatment and later returned to JKCI," he added.
Following his death, President Samia Suluhu Hassan has conveyed her condolences to friends, relatives, and the general public.
However, Dr Mpango said more information concerning Lowassa’s death will be provided by the government