VP, PM condemn killings of researchers at Iringa Mvumi

THE Vice-President, Ms Samia Suluhu Hassan, the Prime Minister, Mr Kassim Majaliwa, and the Police Force have condemned the brutal killings of two researchers and a driver of the Selian Agricultural Research Institute (SARI) who were on official duty at Iringa Mvumi Village in Dodoma Rural District.

The VP made the condemnation in Dar es Salaam yesterday while opening the 30th Scientists’ Conference organised by the National Institute of Malaria Research (NIMR).

Ms Samia said the act was condemnable and assured researchers who participated in the conference that the government will take stern measures against all those who were involved in brutal killings.

“It is totally unacceptable for people to conduct such killings and let them go like that without taking stern measures to get rid of the behaviour,” she noted.

The researchers and a driver with the institute were hacked to death and their bodies burnt beyond recognition inside their vehicle. The deceased were identified as Teddy Lumanga, Fariji Mafuru and Nicas Magazine.

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