UPDF Condoles with Tanzanian Chief of Defence Forces in Wake of Son’s Death


The plane crash scene. Inset is Nelson Venance Mabeyo who died in the crash.
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The Uganda People’s Defence Forces (UPDF) has extended a message of condolence to the Tanzania Peoples’ Defence Forces following the death of son of the Tanzanian Chief of Defence Forces.

Nelson Venance Mabeyo, son to Tanzania’s CDF, Gen Venance Salvatory Mabeyo died when an aircraft he was piloting crashed at Serengeti National Park in Mara.

The tragic incident occurred on Monday.

According to Tanzania Aviation, Nelson was flying an Auricair plane to Arusha to pick tourists before it crashed.

The UPDF spokesperson, Brig Richard Karemire said Uganda’s Chief of Defence Forces, Gen David Muhoozi and the entire UPDF fraternity commiserate with Gen Mabeyo and his family on their loss.

“The Chief of Defence Forces Gen David Muhoozi and the entire UPDF fraternity commiserate with Gen Mabeyo and his family upon this great loss,” Karemire said.

“Uganda remains eternally grateful to the people of the Republic of Tanzania and the Tanzania People’s Defense Forces (TPDF) for their brotherly contribution towards the liberation struggle  and professionalization of the UPDF”.

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