The vice president of Tanzania announced the death of the president who died at age 61
The vice president: Samia Suluhu Hassan said in her speech on state television that the President died of heart failure in a hospital located at Dar es Salaam.
His political opponent said that his health failure is due to covid-19 he has contacted, but it is yet to be verified.
He was part of those who don’t believe in corona-virus in Africa, and he advised people to be prayerful and to use herbal to fight the virus.
Rumors have been broadcasting about his health for more than two weeks ago since the president has not been seen in public.
Vice-President Hassan said in her speech on Wednesday “It is with deep regret that I inform you that today… we lost our brave leader, the president of the Republic of Tanzania, John Pombe Magufuli, “And she also said there would be 14 days of national mourning and flags fly at half-mast.
Kassim Majaliwa the prime minister said the president was “healthy and working hard”, even when it was February 27 he was seen last in public. He said the “hateful” Tanzanians living abroad are responsible for the rumors of the ill-health of the president.
Ms. Hassan will be sworn as the new president and begin to serve the remains of Mr. Magufuli’s five-year tenure which he began last year within 24 hours
Mr. John Magufuli urges people to start going to churches and mosques during the pandemic saying “Coronavirus, which is a devil, cannot survive in the body of Christ… It will burn instantly,”
He also ridiculed the productiveness of face masks, and he doubts testing.
Short Biography Of Mr. Magufuli
Mr. John Magufuli things you need to know:
- Born in Chato, north-west Tanzania, in 1959
- He was born 29 October 1959
- Studied chemistry and maths at the University of Dar es Salaam
- Worked as a chemistry and maths teacher
- First elected as an MP in 1995
- Became a cabinet minister in 2000
- He was the fifth president of Tanzania
- He served as Minister of Works, Transport and Communications from 2000 to 2005 and 2010 to 2015 was
- He was chairman of the Southern African Development Community from 2019 to 2020.
- First elected president in 2015