It is with complete shock and disbelief that we have received the news of the sudden demise of Advocate Melchisedeck Sangalali Lutema.
The Chairperson and Members of the Board of Directors, Members, and Staff of Lawyers' Environmental Action Team (LEAT) mourn the passing away of its co-founder and member. Lutema was a great advocate who has left behind an enduring legacy of humility, simplicity, unwavering dedication of seeing a just society that lives in a healthy environment all over Tanzania and beyond. He was a passionate environmentalist, loved law, and he enthused knowledge from all disciplines apart from being a jovial, humorous, calm, and peaceable person. Lutema strived to make LEAT a formidable organization for which we are eternally grateful and indebted.
We send our heartfelt condolences to his wife, Alistidia, children (Adam, Abel, Aron, and Andrea), parents, sisters and brothers, all his colleagues and partners at MSL Attorneys, the Class of LL.B. 1993 at the University of Dar es Salaam, and the entire legal fraternity in Tanzania.
Until we meet again, rest in eternal peace Lutema!