DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania -- A member of the guerrilla African National Congress was sentenced to 13 years in jail for causing the car accident death of Tanzanian Prime Minister Edward Sokoine, Radio Tanzania said Tuesday.
Dumisani Dube, who fled to Tanzania from South Africa several years ago to join the ANC, a group fighting apartheid in South Africa, pleaded guilty to a charge of manslaughter and apologized to the court for causing the accident.
Dube had no drivers license and admitted to reckless driving.
The trial took place at Morogoro, 120 miles west of Dar Es Salaam, the scene of the fatal April 12 accident.
Sokoine, in line to become the next president of Tanzania following the expected retirement of Julius Nyerere in 1985, was killed instantly in the crash.