Monday, July 4, 2011

A state house function that looks so indecent

This photo reminds Tanzanians of the day when President Julius Nyerere had appointed the first National army commander of the independent Tanganyika state. This was when the country had just formed its own armed forces and called it Tanzania People’s Defense Forces (TPDF) The force was established three years after the independence following the army mutiny which took place in early 1964. The first army commander was Major General Mirisho Sarakikya (Who has just bent down), the incident took place at the State House in Dar es Salaam. On the President’s left is the Minister for Defense by then, the late Oscar Kambona. He died in 1997 while President Nyerere passed away in October 1999.

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