Iringa — Hundreds of mourners led by President Jakaya Kikwete on Monday witnessed the burial of the late Minister for Finance, Dr William Mgimwa, at his Magunga home village in Iringa Rural District.
The village was engulfed in a sombre mood as the burial ceremony for the late Dr Mgimwa, who was also Member of Parliament (MP) for Kalenga constituency, was being laid to rest. At the end of the service, selected mourners laid their wreaths on the grave.
President Kikwete and First Lady Salma were the first to lay their wreaths, followed by Dr Mgimwa's widow and family members. Also in attendance were the Prime Minister, Mr Mizengo Pinda, a number of cabinet ministers, MPs, permanent secretaries, regional and district leaders and political parties' leaders.