Tuesday, 19 November 2013
TANZANIA GOVERNMENT NEED TO FIND DR MVUNGI KILLER
The government has been asked to name the network of people who invaded Dr Sengondo Mvungi’s residence on November 2, and why he was killed.
The call was made by Same Catholic Bishop, Rogath Kimario, during the burial service of Dr Mvungi here yesterday, who noted that the member of the Constitutional Review Commission was not a rich person.
The Bishop said the nation needed answers on the motive of the killing, adding that Mvungi was not a bandit, selfish or rich to the extent of drawing the attention of armed robbers.
“The public needs to know the network of people who invaded and seriously injured Dr Mvungi who met his death as a result of the attack. Stop giving simple answers to an issue that touches the whole nation. Who has established beyond doubt that the people who attacked and injured Dr Mvungi were really armed robbers?” queried the bishop.
Kimaro added: “Mvungi had not even built a house in his home area because he had national interests at heart. The public wants to know the network of people who invaded and caused his death,” Bishop Kimaro said at the funeral that was presided over by Archbishop for Arusha, Josephat Lebulu.
Prime Minister Mizengo Pinda, Chairman for Constitution Review Commission Rtd Judge Joseph Warioba, Deputy minister for Constitution and Legal Affairs Angela Kairuki and Transport minister Dr Harrison Mwakyembe were among top government official who attended the burial.
For his part Pinda said the government was doing its best to ensure that the culprits are brought to justice.Judge Waroba said Dr Mvungi always said what he believe was true and right.Mvungi died on November 12 this year at Milpark hospital in South Africa where he was undergoing treatment for wounds sustained in an attack by robbers at his Dar es Salaam residence.
Mvungi (61) who was a member of the Constitutional Review Commission (CRC) was critically wounded when fighting off machete-wielding suspected robbers, on November 2, this year at his Kibamba-Msakuzi residence.
He was first admitted at the Muhimbili Orthopaedic Institute (MOI) intensive care unit in Dar es Salaam, but his condition remained critical, prompting the referral to Milpark Hospital in Parktown West, Johannesburg, South Africa on November 7.Mvungi was also NCCR-Mageuzi National National Executive Council Member. Prior to his post as a member of CRC, Dr Mvungi was Advocate of the High Court and Court of Appeal of Tanzania.
He was a Commissioner for Oaths and Notary Public and had been a Dean of the Faculty of Law and lecturer at the University of Dar es Salaam, and a Board Member and Affiliation Vice Chairman for the Media Council of Tanzania (MCT). Until his death he was Deputy Vice Chancellor - University of Bagamoyo. Mvungi also worked as journalist with Uhuru and Mzalendo newspapers in the 70s and 80s, before leaving to pursue law studies.