Tuesday, April 14, 2009
Yesterday was the 87th birthday of the father of the Nation, Mwalimu Julius K Nyerere. He was born on April 13, 1922 at Mwitongo (Butiama), Musoma Rural District in Mara Region.
Mwalimu died in October 14, 1999 at St Thomas Hospital in London where he was admitted from August 1999, for treatment of leukemia.
He was the first President of the United Republic of Tanzania for 24 years (1964-1985).
He was succeeded by HE Ali Hassan Mwinyi.