Wednesday, 22 September 2010

Chief Chemist died of high blood pressure, wife reveals

From The Citizen Daily, Dar es Salaam
By Alex Bitekeye

The departed Chief Government Chemist, Dr Ernest Mashimba has died of blood pressure, his widow said yesterday.

She made the remarks in Dar es Salaam yesterday during the mass to bid her husband farewell before the body was transported to Kinamweri village in Kwimba district, Mwanza region for burial tomorrow.

Ms Rose Mashimba told reporters yesterday that his husband has been suffering from blood pressure for long time. She asked media to stop speculating as to what has killed her husband and give the family time to mourn the great loss.

At the same time, Kifungilo secondary school has offered to educate Ms Happy Mashimba, the late Chief Chemist daughter, who studies at the school.

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