Julius Kambarage Nyerere

[Julius Kambarage Nyerere]Also known as

  • Mwalimu (it means teacher in Swahili)
  • Baba wa Taifa (Father of the Nation)
  • Father of Tanzania

Profile

Son of the chief of the Zanaki. Obtaining a teaching certificate, he taught biology and English. First Tanganyikan to attend a British university, obtaining degrees in history and economics in 1952. Taught history, English and Kiswahili at Saint Francis’ College, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Colonial legislator in 1958. First prime minister of newly independent Tanzania on 9 December 1961. President of Tanzania from 1962 till 1985. Fought political corruption. Married layman. Attended Mass daily throughout his public career. Known for his frequent fasts and his dependence on his faith. His Cause for Canonization has begun.

Born

Died

Venerated

  • if you have information relevant to the Cause of Julius Nyerere, contact
       Rev. Wojciech Adam Koscielniak
       Diocese of Musoma
       P.O. Box 93
       Musoma, TANZANIA
Additional Information

MLA Citation

  • “Julius Kambarage Nyerere“. Saints.SQPN.com. 9 June 2014. Web. 27 November 2014. <>