Thousands mourn at Steven Kanumba’s funeral

Channels Television  
Updated April 11, 2012

Over 30, 000 people came out en masse to pay their last respect to the popular Tanzanian actor, Steven Kanumba.

Lots of causalities were recorded as a result of a stampede, fans fainted at the display of his body in the casket.

The president of Tanzania, President Jakaya Kikwete said he delayed a foreign trip when he heard the news of Kanumba’s death.

President Jakaya, praised the “talented young man who was playing a big role to develop the movie industry and marketing Tanzania abroad”

The 28 years old Kanumba popularly called “The Great” died after an accidental fall during an argument with his 19 years old girlfriend Elizabeth Michael.

Elizabeth, fast rising actress popularly called Lulu, has since been in police custody for questioning.

Late Steven has acted in some Nollywood movies alongside Ramsey Noah.