Bishop Valentino L. Mokiwa of the Diocese of Dar es Salaam has been elected primate of Tanzania, according to Episcopal News Service.
Mokiwa will succeed Archbishop Donald Leo Mtetemela, who has served as primate since 1998 and will retire on May 25.
The election took place in Dodoma on February 28 during a special session of the General Synod of the Anglican Church of Tanzania. Synod members came from Tanzania's 21 Anglican dioceses, with each diocese being asked to send five delegates -- a diocesan bishop, two clergy and two lay persons. Two dioceses -- Zanzibar and South West Tanganyika -- that are currently without a bishop sent only clergy and lay delegates.
Archbishop-elect Mokiwa will be installed in Dodoma on May 25.
The ENS story is here.