Thousands gathered in Tanzania’s capital, Dodoma, to pay their last respects to former President John Magufuli.
He died on Wednesday of what the authorities said was heart-related complications.
The state funeral which was held at Jamhuri Stadium in the capital Dodoma was attended by leaders from Kenya, Malawi, South Africa, Comoros, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Namibia, Botswana and the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Ministers and lawmakers were among the those who came to mourn the ex-president.
Magufuli will be buried in his native home in Chato district in Geita region on March 26.