Tanzania’s President John Pombe Magufuli, known by many as “bulldozer,” has died, aged 61.
While issuing an official statement on live television minutes to midnight, the country’s vice president Samia Suluhu has said Mr. Magufuli died on Wednesday 17th 2021 at 6pm from heart complication at an hospital in Dar es Salaam, the country’s capital.
Suluhu’s announcement came after weeks of sad speculations about Magufuli’s health and whereabouts.
Multiple media reports have been going round since Magufuli vanished from the public on 27th February claiming that President John Pombe Magufuli was incapacitated as a result of severe COVID-19 and that he was dead.
On 13th March 2021, Silvan News compiled an intelligence report confirming Magufuli’s death and the reason behind the delay of the official announcement.
Read More about the article we shared on March 13, 2021 here and get the details why it was delayed; TANZANIA: President John Magufuli is dead, says ex-spy Chahali.
The demise of President Magufuli (may his soul rest in peace) has granted Tanzania their first woman President, Suluhu. She will be the first female president in Tanzania and in the region of East Africa to ever occupy that seat. But will she really assume power? keep it here for all developments.
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