TLP Chairman Mrema dies aged 77

Veteran Politician and Chairman of the Tanzania Labour Party (TLP) Party Mr. Augustino Lyatonga Mrema died on Sunday aged 77.

Mrema died while being treated at the Muhimbili National Hospital (MNH), according to the hospital’s spokesperson, Aminniel Eligaisha.

President Samia Suluhu Hassan sent condolences saying she was saddened by his death but she will remember Mrema for his contribution to political reform, patriotism and love for Tanzanians.

“Sorry to the family and TLP members. May God rest him in eternal peace. Amen,” wrote President Samia.

Born in Vunjo, Mrema, held several political posts including a Member of Parliament, Minister of Home Affairs and in 1995 he vied for the presidency under NCCR-Mageuzi party.

Mrema was also the Chairman of the Parole Board.

 

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