DAR ES SALAAM;

The VICE

President, Dr. Philip Mpango expects to lead the funeral of the retired President of the Second Phase, the late Ali Hassan Mwinyi at Uhuru Stadium, Dar es Salaam today.

Giving the leader's funeral schedule, Government Spokesman, Mobhare Matinyi has said that the funeral will follow Zanzibari traditions and customs, also the funeral procedures will be conducted in accordance with the Islamic religion.

Matinyi has said that where there are government procedures, the Tanzanian People's Army will carry that responsibility.

"The coffin will be carried in a tank truck and will be carried by army commanders with the rank of colonel, accompanied by commanders with the rank of brigadier general or one-star general," said Matinyi.