Tanzania’s Chief of Defense Forces General Venance Salvatory Mabeyo is sad to announce the death of the Chief of Staff Brigadier General Nelson Hosea Msanja (retired)
Brigadier General Msanja (Retired) passed away on a date
September 10, 2020 at Life Groenkloof Hospital in South Africa where he was receiving treatment.
The deceased was born on July 01, 1958 in Utemini Village, Utemini Division, Singida District Singida Region. He joined the Tanzania People’s Defense Force on 19 December 1979.
During his service in the army, the late served in various positions, including the Acting Chief of the Military Inspection Branch (2013 – 2015); Commissioner for Military Research and Development Ministry of Defense and JKT (2015-2017); Acting Chief of the Engineering and Logistics Branch of the Army (2017) and Mwambata Army in South Africa until his retirement honorably on 30 June 2020.
Brigadier General Msanja (Retired) was awarded the following medals in 40 years and six months of service: Kagera War; 20 Years of JWTZ; Long service; 40 years of JWTZ; Glorious Service; The Comoros Medal; 50 Years of Independence; 50 Years of Union and 50 Years of JWTZ.
The body of the deceased will arrive in the country on a JWTZ flight on September 17, 2020 and will be kept at Lugalo General Military Hospital (521KJ).
Final honors for the deceased will be paid at the reception area of Lugalo General Military Hospital on September 18, 2020. Starting at 3:00 p.m. and the funeral will be held on September 19, 2020 his home Chanika End Jijini Dar es Salaam.
May God rest the souls of the departed in peace Amen.