By Devota Mwachang’a
Hundreds of Dar es Salaam residents have attended the funeral of Tanzania's popular radio presenter and journalist Seth Katende, who died on Sunday.
Lots of causalities were recorded as a result of a stampede, fans fainted at the display of his body in the casket.
Tanzania government officials, politicians, artists and journalists were united to comfort the family of Mzee Katende at the farewell event to a prominent journalist who died last Sunday at Muhimbili National Hospital.
The 31-year-old journalist alias “Bikira wa Kisukuma” was not only a media practitioner but also a social networker who devoted most of his time in publishing things which educated, warned and entertained the social network users.
“It was not easy to stop him from chatting while admitted at the hospital in Intensive Care Unit (ICU) room, in his last days at the care room Seth continued to use his handset whenever he felt to do so,” said the deceased’s father.
Katende said the death of his son left a lesson to learn for other people that nobody knows tomorrow, so the only good thing to do to remember and honor the late is to give God first priority.
Before, passing beside the Seth’s open casket, for bidding farewell to their beloved Mayor of Dar es Salaam City Isaya Mwita urged relatives, friend and co-worker of the late Seth to keep on doing the best things which will benefit others.
CCM secretary of Ideology and Publicity Humphrey Polepole advised the public to live and act the words and teachings of Seth through what he has been doing in his life time.
Cleric who conducted a farewell prayers Emmanuel Masanja reminded mourners on the important of living life of fearing God.