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- Hundreds of people joined Lowassa’s family and current and retired leaders, as well as other dignitaries, to pay their final respects to the ex-premier at the Karimjee grounds in Dar es Salaam
Dar es Salaam. Vice President Philip Mpango led Dar es Salaam residents on Tuesday, February 13, to bid farewell to former Prime Minister Edward Lowassa, who died on Saturday.
Some of the former and current leaders who attended the event include Dr Mpango, Zanzibar President Hussein Ali Mwinyi, Prime Minister Kassim Majaliwa, former President Jakaya Kikwete, former Prime Minister Fredrick Sumaye, former Prime Minister Joseph Warioba and former Zanzibar President Ali Mohammed Shein.
Hundreds of people joined Lowassa’s family and current and retired leaders, as well as other dignitaries, to pay their final respects to the ex-premier at the Karimjee grounds in Dar es Salaam.
Lowasa passed away at the age of 70 on February 10 at the Jakaya Kikwete Cardiac Institute (JKCI) in Dar es Salaam, where he was undergoing treatment, according to Dr Mpango, who announced the death.
The convoy carrying the body of the late Lowassa arrived at the Karimjee grounds at 10:23 in the morning.
Lowassa will be laid to rest in his home village of Ngarash in Monduli District on Saturday, February 17, 2024, his family announced.
After the public viewing of the body at the Karimjee Grounds today, a holy requiem mass will follow at the Azania Front cathedral in the city tomorrow.
On Thursday, the body will be flown to Arusha, where the residents will have the opportunity to pay their final respects at the Sheikh Amri Abeid stadium before leaving for Monduli, where there will be another public viewing on Friday.
President Samia Suluhu Hassan is expected to attend the burial ceremony on Saturday.