Mtanzania Sports Editor Rachel Mwiligwa is dead.
The Tanzania Sports Writers’ Association (Taswa) Secretary-General, Amir Mhando, said yesterday that Rachel died after a short illness.
Rachel’s workmate Grace Hoka said the lady died on Thursday night at the Mwananyamala Hospital in Kinondoni where she was admitted, noting that burial ceremonies will be conducted on Monday in Dar es Salaam.
Mhando said that her death was a big blow to the sports and entertainment fraternity. Taswa was joining her family, friends and workmates to mourn the passing away of the ardent sports lover, he said. Mhando said Rachel was a straight forward person who many will live to remember.
The Tanzania Football Federation (TFF) spokesman, Boniface Wambura, said the federation was saddened by the death of the writer, saying this was a big blow to the media.
All we can add is to pray to the Almighty Father to rest her soul in eternal life. AMEN