Sad news reaching us has it that the president of Tanzania John Pombe Magufuli is dead.

This news was confirmed by the vice president of Tanzania, Samia Suluhu Hassan during a live television address.

According to him, President John Pombe Magufuli died of heart complications.

Below are his words: “It is with great regret that I inform you that today, 17 March 2021, at 18:00, we have lost our courageous leader, President John Pombe Magufuli of Tanzania.

Vice President Hassan also added that Magufuli was hospitalized on March 6 at the Jakaya Kikwete Cardiac Institute.

This comes after weeks of speculation on his whereabouts with the suspicion that he had been hospitalized for Covid-19.

Tanzania’s President John Magufuli has not been seen in public for 18 days and rumours have spread that he was ill.

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