Tanzania’s Constitutional and Legal Affairs Minister Augustine Mahiga has passed on this morning in the capital, Dodoma.
President John Magufuli Mahiga, in a statement, said Mr Mahiga fell ill at his home in the morning and was pronounced dead on arrival at a local hospital.
The statement said the deceased minister had a short illness.
Mr Mahiga was a long-serving diplomat who previously served as the Permanent Representative of Tanzania to the United Nations and as the UN Special Representative and Head of the United Nations Political Office for Somalia.
He was a regular on BBC programmes speaking on UN Affairs, Tanzania and East Africa matters.