Tanzania announces death of citizen thought to have been among hostages in Gaza

Clemence Felix Mtenga (Courtesy)
Clemence Felix Mtenga (Courtesy)

Tanzania’s foreign ministry announces the death of Clemence Felix Mtenga, a 22-year-old citizen who was thought to have been among the hostages in Gaza.

Mtenga was in Israel as part of a modern agriculture training program in the Gaza border town of Nir Oz. He and fellow Tanzanian national Joshua Luito Molal have been unaccounted for since the October 7.

The foreign ministry statement does not provide any details regarding Mtenga’s death but says it is in contact with Israeli authorities about bringing his body back to Tanzania for burial.

Mtenga and Molal were among roughly 260 young Tanzanians in Israel as part of the collaborative government program between the two countries.

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