Dar es Salaam – Tanzania’s President Samia Suluhu Hassan has said President John Magufuli, who died on March 17 in Dar es Salaam, will be buried on Thursday of March 25 at his ancestral home in Chato, Geita region.
Speaking soon after her swearing in, she said the public will pay their last respects as per program in different regions of Tanzania.
“This is to give opportunity to all Tanzanians to mourn and participate in the funeral of the beloved former President Dr Magufuli,” she said.
Here is the funeral programme:
March 20: The body will be taken from Lugalo Military Hospital then St Peter’s Catholic Church in Dar es Salaam before proceeding to Uhuru Stadium for Tanzanian leaders to pay their last respects.
March 21: Public pays respects at Uhuru Stadium in Dar es Salaam.
March 22: Body flown to Dodoma for paying of last respects by public. It will be a public holiday.
March 23: Public to pay last respects in Zanzibar
March 24:Body flown to Mwanza for paying of last respects by public
March 25: Body flown to Geita for family and public to pay their last respects
March 26: Mass at Catholic Church in Chato followed by burial at his home.
The President said there will be condolence books for Dr Maguli’s funeral at various areas including Karimjee Jivanjee Hall, ministry foreign affairs and all foreign mission offices in Dar es Salaam, Nyerere Square in Dodoma and District Commissioner’s office in Chato.