Tanzania’s President, John Magufuli Dies At 61

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Magufuli died at age 61 yesterday, after an illness that saw him disappear public for 2 weeks.

This was disclosed by Vice , Samia Suluhu Hassan in a broadcast on Wednesday evening.

“Dear Tanzanians, is sad to announce that today 17 March 2021 around 6 p.m. we lost brave , John Magufuli died heart disease at Mzena in Dar es Salaam where he was getting treatment,” vice president said

Magufuli had not been seen in public since 24th February. The Vice President, Samia Suluhu Hassan, will be sworn in and complete the rest the five-year term that Magufuli began serving last year after winning a term, becoming Tanzania’s first female president.

Magufuli was born in Chato, north-west Tanzania, in 1959, and Studied Chemistry and maths at the of Dar es Salaam, after which he worked as a Teacher and Industrial Chemist before he entered Politics.

He was elected as of in 1995, Minister in 2000 and President in 2015.