Musoma, Tanzania – Joram Mbeba, a bishop in Kanisa la Mennonite Tanzania (Tanzania Mennonite Church), died on November 22, 2014 at the age of 84.
He completed undergraduate and graduate studies in the United States and then returned to Tanzania for a career in teaching and education administration until his retirement in 1985. From 1985 to 1990, he served as a general secretary in the South Mara Diocese of Tanzania Mennonite Church and was consecrated as bishop in 1990, retiring from church service in 1999.
From 1990 to 2003, he served on the Mennonite World Conference Executive Committee as a representative of Anglophone Africa.
He is survived by his wife, Ludia Mbeba, two daughters and several grandchildren.