Statement on behalf of the Government on the Death of H.E. Julius Nyerere, former President of Tanzania
We are deeply saddened to learn of the death of His Excellency, Mwalimu Julius Kambarage Nyerere. On behalf of the Government and people of Ireland we extend our sincere condolences to his family, and to the Government and people of Tanzania on the loss of the founding father who guided Tanzania into the family of nations.
Dr. Nyerere was a great leader, whose political vision and many achievements reached far beyond the boundaries of Tanzania. Throughout his life his wisdom and influence provided an inspiration and a steady guide in regional and international affairs. His legacy and achievements will continue to be an inspiration for the future.
Dr. Nyerere was a great friend of Ireland, who visited here in 1979 and most recently in 1996. He will be remembered with affection by all his friends here.