Reports reaching this paper yesterday said that Wakati died on Wednesday night at Regency Hospital in the city where he had been admitted following a long, but undisclosed, illness.
According to a close relative, Moses Wakati, the former director of then Radio Tanzania (RTD) died after falling sick for a long time.
Speaking at the deceased's Msasani residence, a close relative, Moses Wakati, said preparation for his burial was going on at the family residence.
“We cannot disclose the specific date for the burial…we are awaiting the arrival of other relatives from outside the country,” he said.
Wakati retired as Radio Tanzania Dar es Salaam (RTD) director in 1985.