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MP's death shocks Senegal

afrol News, 8 April - Most Senegalese would not understand the circumstances that led to the tragic death of ruling party lawmaker in a car crash upcountry, which was they they urged the government to launch investigation into the untimely death of Abdoulatif Gueye.

Gueye - also the Vice Speaker of national assembly - died in a motor accident as he traveled to the eastern city of Tambacounda on Sunday. Gueye's driver, bodyguard and son also on board the car, were reported unharmed.

Abdoulatif led the ‘Rassemblement Démocratique Sénégalais, a member of CAP 21 coalition of parties that suppports President Abdoulaye Wade.

During his lifetime, he made name for his uncompromising stance on drugs, corruption and immorality.

Mr Gueye used his NGO, Jamra, to launch his campaign in Senegal and beyond.

Not long ago, he had sent a protest letter to the local Dutch embassy, complaining about the anti-Islamic film 'Fitna', produced by a right wing Dutch parliamentarian.

He was buried on Monday, with thousands of people in attendance.

Gueye's demise coincided with that of a man believed to be the "symbol of Senegalese theatre."

Actor cum comedian, Mamadou Gueye dubbed Makhouredia Gueye, 84, died after a protracted illness.

For 50 years, the elderly Gueye had used the national television platform to create fun for generations of Senegalese.

He was a key actor in many major popular films directed by the late father of African cinema, Sembene Ousmane.

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