Mowlana Hazer Imam has arrived in Dar Es Salaam this evening for a private visit.

He is joining other World Leaders in paying his last respects to the Father of The Nation, Mwalimu Julius K. Nyerere who passed away in London, UK last Thursday.

We hope to see Hazer Imam at the National Stadium tomorrow with other World Leaders when the Official State Funeral is being held. Other World Leaders attending are: Madleine Albright of USA, former President Carter of USA, President Thabo Mbeki of South Africa, Presidents of Zambia, Malawi, Kenya, Uganda, Burundi, President Martti Ahtisaari of Finland, Indian Vice President, the Canadian Minister for International Co-operation, Salim Ahmed Salim of Organization of African Unity many other dignitaries are also slated to be present for the official ceremony to be telecast live by ITV of Tanzania. www.ipp.co.tz Hazer Imam is expected to leave Dar Es Salaam tomorrow evening,Thursday after the ceremony.

Hazer Imam also sent a message of condolence to Mama Maria Nyerere;

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The Leader of the Ismaili Community, the Aga Khan, has sent a personal message of condolence to Mama Maria Nyerere following the death of her husband, Mwalimu Julius Nyerere.

The Aga Khan said he had admired the steadfastness and integrity of Mwalimu and described him as a firm champion of peace who tirelessly worked to uphold national unity, tolerance and promote the welfare of the less fortunate.

" It is with the greatest sadness that I have learnt of the death of Mwalimu Nyerere, and I express to you and to your children, my deepest personal condolences, those of my family, and on behalf of the Ismaili Community of Tanzania.

" I had the privilege of knowing your husband from the time he assumed the Presidency of Tanzania, as leader of the First East African nation to achieve independence. Throughout his years in office, I had the opportunity to admire the steadfastness and integrity of purpose Mwalimu applied to Tanzania's development challenges," said the Aga Khan.

Courtesy of Alkarim Hirani, Mwanza, Tanzania

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