Mourners pay their Last Respects to the late Akwilina

Dar es Salaam.

The body of Akwilina Akwilline arrived at the National Institute of Transport (NIT) for paying of final respects. The body reached the grounds at 12:30 afternoon.The Roman Catholics mass thereafter took place according to the deceased faith.

The family of Akwilina, NIT management, students and other mourners already at the ground. Leaders thronged the National Institute of Transport premises to pay their last respect to the fallen student who was shot dead in the aftermath of Chadema demonstrations earlier last week.

The Minister of Education, Science, Technology and Vocational Training, Prof Joyce Ndalichako on Thursday led several leaders from the government and political parties to pay last their respects to former National Institute of Transport (NIT) student, Ms Akwilina Akwilini.

Ms Akwilina – who was killed by police on Friday last week – is later today expected to be transported to Rombo for actual burial.

An autopsy report has revealed that the 22-year-old student died of autopsy report showed that the former National Institute of Transport (NIT) student died of a massive gunshot wound to the head.

That was apparently a result of gun shots she received from police as they (the police) sought to break up a rally by opposition Chadema.

Apart from Prof Ndalichako, other notable figures during the requiem mass at NIT grounds on Thursday include the Permanent Secretary in the  Ministry of Education, Science, Technology and Vocational Training, Dr Leonard Akwilapo, the Minister for Defence and National Service, Dr Hussein Mwinyi, the Deputy Minister for Home Affairs, Mr Hamad Masauni, the Commander for the Dar es Salaam Special Police Zone, Mr Lazaro Mambosasa and Member of Parliament for Kibamba, Mr John Mnyika.