Tanzania’s President John Magufuli dies, Vice President briefs

On Wednesday, Vice President Hassan has informed about the death of President Magufuli.  (Photo: AP)

On Wednesday, Vice President Hassan has informed about the death of President Magufuli. (Photo: AP)

John Magufuli dies: On Wednesday, Vice President Samia Suluhu Hassan has informed about the death of President Magufuli. He told that preparations for the last rites are going on. Magufuli was not seen in public since February 27 last.

Dodoma. Tanzania’s President John Magufuli has died at the age of 61. Vice President of the country, Samiya Suluhu Hasan has given this information on Wednesday. The special thing is that Magufuli was away from public life for the last two weeks. Due to which many speculations were being made about his health in the country. Hasan has declared 14 days of mourning in the country. He told that the President was struggling with heart disease.

Through TBC, Hassan said, ‘Dear Tanzanian people, it is sad to announce that we have lost our brave leader, President John Magufuli, at around 6 pm today, 17 March 2021. He died of heart disease at Jena Hospital in Dar es Salaam. He informed that the President was undergoing treatment in this hospital.

On Wednesday, Vice President Hassan has informed about the death of President Magufuli. He told that preparations for the last rites are going on. Magufuli was not seen in public since February 27 last. During this time, rumors had spread that they have been hit by Kovid-19. However, this news was denied by the authorities on 12 March. On Monday, the Vice President appealed to the citizens to ignore the rumors.

Also Read: Ramswaroop Sharma Death: Wave of Mourning in Himachal, Vis’s proceedings adjournedAfter the announcement of the demise, Leader of the Opposition Jito Kabwe said that he has expressed condolences by talking to Vice President Hassan. He wrote on Twitter, ‘The nation will remember him for his contribution in the development of our country.’ The special thing is that Magufuli is the first President of Tanzania, who died while in office.

Hassan will be the first female president

According to Tanzania’s constitution, 61-year-old Vice President Hassan will hold office for the remaining 5-year term of the president. This was Magufuli’s second term after winning the election last year. Hassan will be the first female president of the East African nation. He has studied in Britain.



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