Tanzania has suspended parliamentary sessions following the death of Sumve MP Richard Ndassa in Dodoma.
Ndassa is the second legislator to have died in the past 10 days in Tanzania, according to The Citizen. The MP, 61, died after a short illness, Tanzania’s National Assembly Speaker Job Ndugai said but he did not reveal the cause of the MP’s death.
Tanzania President John Pombe Magufuli condoled Ndasa’s family and the speaker, describing the Sumve MP as a friend.
“I recall in 1995 when Ndassa and I became members of Parliament. He was an MP for Sumve constituency and I was the MP for Biharamulo East which is now known as Chato constituency. May his soul rest,” said President Magufuli in a statement published by The Citizen.