VICE PRESIDENT OF TANZANIA TO BE SWORN-IN AS THE PRESIDENT DIES AT 61.
Written by miebaka ikiriko on March 18, 2021
Tanzania’s Vice President, Samia Hassan has announced the death of the President, John Pombe Magufuli.
President Magufuli died at the age of 61 from heart attack complications at a hospital in Dar-es-Salam.
Magufuli had not been seen in public for more than two weeks, and rumours have been circulating about his health.
Opposition politicians said last week that he had contracted Covid-19, but this has not been confirmed.
Magufuli was one of Africa’s most prominent coronavirus skeptics and called for prayers and herbal infused stream therapy to counter the virus.
She said there would be 14 days of National mourning and flags would fly at half mast.