Tanzania: Ministry Leader Slain
A ministry leader who was concerned about the activity of Islamic fundamentalists was brutally murdered in front of his wife and family by a gang of armed men. Gaeten Zimulinda was shot and hacked to death by eight attackers, one of whom shouted: "Shoot him. He's not dying fast enough," Christian Aid (CA) said. Although Zimulinda lived in an area of the capital, Dar es Salaam, known for intense spirit worship, and had been involved in ministry to several ethnic people groups, he "had a good relationship with most everyone," said CA overseas director Lance Thollanderconcerns about Muslim extremists, some of . In the last two years, Zimulinda had written repeatedly about his whom had broken into and attacked churchesimposition of strict Islamic law, Thollander . Others were campaigning for the said. In addition to evangelism, Zimulinda provided vocational training and aid for orphans through his Calvary Cross Christian Centre. His wife, Evelyn, and children were unharmed in the attack. Zimulinda's widow had her own close brush with death in 1998, when she narrowly missed being caught in the bombing of the American embassy.
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