The remains of Father Ubald Rugirangoga have been flown back to Rwanda as family and friends prepare for burial.
The plane carrying the body of the priest touched ground at Kigali International Airport on Saturday night.
Rugirangoga died at 65 on January 7th of complications from Covid-19. He was a Catholic priest well-known throughout Africa and often preached to congregations of more than 30,000 in Rwanda.
He died from Utah, United States where he was being treated.
According to Celestin Hakizimana, Bishop of Gikongoro Diocese and Apostolic Administrator of Cyangugu Diocese where Rugirangoga was serving, the deceased succumbed to respiratory complications.
Rapper DMX Hospitalised After Suffering Heart Attack
USA Rapper DMX born Earl Simmons is currently on life support at Hospital in White Plains, New York.
According to reliable press reports, DMX suffered a heart attack Friday around 11 p.m. at his home in White Plains and was taken via ambulance to a local hospital, where he remains on a ventilator, Richman said.
His longtime attorney Murray Richman said he did not know what may have caused the heart attack.
DMX was released from prison in January 2019 after serving a year behind bars for tax fraud.
The rapper burst on the rap scene in the late 1990s with songs like “Party Up” and “Get At Me Dog.” His first five albums debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard charts.
The 50-year-old is also an actor, and has appeared in numerous movies.
45 Died in Stampede at Magufuli Funeral
A total of 45 people died in a stampede during funeral of former President John Magufuli of Tanzania- the country’s Police has confirmed.
“There were a lot of people who wanted to get in the stadium, and some were not patient. They tried to force their way in and that resulted in a stampede. Forty-five died in the accident,” Dar es Salaam regional police commander Lazaro Mambosasa said.
Mambosasa said several dozen were also injured in the crush but most had been released from hospital. Tens of thousands of mourners lined the streets of Dar es Salaam this month to bid farewell to Magufuli, whose sudden death from a short mysterious illness was announced by the government on March 17.
The stampede happened on the second day of tributes at Uhuru Stadium. Magufuli’s body lay in state in the cities of Dar es Salaam, Dodoma, Zanzibar, Mwanza and Geita, before being finally laid to rest in his ancestral village of Chato, in the country’s northwest, on March 26.
Magufuli died aged 61 from what authorities say was a heart condition, after a mysterious absence of almost three weeks, and questions remain over the true cause of his death which the opposition says was from Covid-19.
Body Of Fallen Magufuli Airlifted To Mwanza
Eyes of mourners misted over immediately after a plane carrying the body of the fallen President Magufuli landed at Mwanza international airport around 7:40 a.m local time.
The 5th President of the United Republic of Tanzania’s casket was removed from the Air Tanzania’s plane and greeted by military members.
He was taken from the airport through Ilemela – Pansiasi highway to CCM Kirumba stadium.
Magufuli died late Wednesday aged 61, the then Vice President Samia Suluhu Hassan confirmed in a state television.
African leaders said in their condolence messages the demise of President Magufuli had left a ‘dark’ cloud in the continent.
Thousands of mourners who had laid clothes on the roads and holding palm fronds, besieged the road wailing while running after the hears.
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