The Diplomatic Informer Magazine SA wishes to extend our Heartfelt condolences to the Family of President John Pombe Magufuli, the Government and the people of Tanzania and the African Continent. What a great loss to the African continent.
Tanzania’s President John Magufuli has died aged 61, the country’s vice-president announced.
He died on Wednesday from heart complications at a hospital in Dar es Salaam, Samia Suluhu Hassan said in an address on state television.
“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,” Vice-President Hassan said in the announcement.
She said there would be 14 days of national mourning and flags would fly at half mast.
According to Tanzania’s constitution, Ms Hassan will be sworn in as the new president and should serve the remainder of Magufuli’s five-year team which he began last year.
Magufuli was last seen in public on 27 February, but Prime Minister Kassim Majaliwa insisted last week that the president was “healthy and working hard”.
Born in Chato, north-west Tanzania, in 1959 Studied chemistry and maths at the University of Dar es Salaam, Worked as a chemistry and maths teacher First was elected as an MP in 1995. He became a cabinet minister in 2000 and was First elected president in 2015
Rest in peace President John Pombe Magufuli, true son of the soil
Pole sana Tanzanians