Tanzania’s President John Magufuli (File Photo)
Tanzania’s President John Magufuli has passed away. He was ill for a long time and was not seen in any public function for more than two weeks.
He gained a lot of popularity when he was reappointed as Transport Minister in Tanzania in 2010. His aggressive leadership style and fight against corruption in the road construction industry are well-known among Tanzanians. Because of this he was named Bulldozer. He was appointed as the President for the first time in 2015. After this, he was re-elected in 2020. Presidential candidate Tundu Lisu, who was contesting against Magufuli when he was re-elected President, was termed a fraud.
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Magufuli was not seen in any public event since 27 February. There were also a lot of rumors about his health. An opposition leader had said that he was corona infected, but this was not confirmed.