Zanzibar President Dr Ali Mohamed Shein yesterday led hundreds of mourners at a burial ceremony of the late Salumu Amour Mtondoo, member of representatives for Bububu, who died on Thursday.
A prayer service, which was attended by hundreds of mourners, was conducted at Bububu Mosque at about 09:00 before his body was taken to Bumbwini village in Unguja North for burial.
Members of the House of Representatives said in a speech read by Acting Clerk Yahaya Khamis Hamad that the House was saddened by the death of their fellow representative.
He said during his tenure, the late Mtondoo fought for the people of his constituency.
He said Chama Cha Mapinduzi (CCM) and Bububu people had lost a great fighter and a leader, who was at the heart of all people.
The late Mtondoo was born on December 12, 1962 at Bububu, Unguja West district, and was educated at Bububu primary and secondary school between 1969 and 1979.
Later he worked with COTEX company before joining Baitel-ras Building Brigade (BBB) and later become a businessman to 2010.
He has left 10 children and three widows.
The State Minister in the Second Vice President’s Office, Mohammed Aboud Mohammed, said the death of Mtondoo had left a gap among the people of Zanzibar.
For his part, CCM Deputy Secretary General Vuai Ali Vuai, said the party would continue consoling the bereaved during this hard time.
Other leaders who took part in the burial ceremony include First Vice President Seif Sharif Hamad, Second Vice President Ambassador Seif Ali Iddi, Speaker of the House of Representatives Pandu Ameir Kificho and Former Zanzibar and Union President Ali Hassan Mwinyi.