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Tanzanian President John Magufuli Has Died at The Age of 61, According to Vice President Samia Suluhu

Tanzanian President John Magufuli Has Died at The Age of 61
Tanzania's President elect John Pombe Magufuli addresses members of the ruling Chama Cha Mapinduzi Party (CCM) at the party's sub-head office on Lumumba road in Dar es Salaam, October 30, 2015. REUTERS/Emmanuel Herman

After missing from the public for weeks, President John Magufuli of Tanzania has been announced dead by vice president Samia Suluhu today.

He was the president-elect at the time of his death serving for the second term in office which he entered 2015 and he was one of the most loved politicians in Tanzania.

A few weeks ago rumors of him being sick started circulating on social media with Tanzanian opposition leader saying John Magufuli was infected with covid-19 and was in a coma in one of the hospitals in an unidentified location in India after he was transferred from the Kenyan capital Nairobi where he had gone for treatment.

The news of his death have shocked the world because the last time he was seen in public, he was normal at the swearing ceremony of his defense minister but surprisingly few weeks later he is announced dead

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Yosam Mukundane Is a political and socio-economic policy analyst at Forsige and a reporter covering Africa and Asia from Uganda.

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