Tanzanian President, John Pombe Magufuli, is dead.His death was confirmed in a state address by Tazania’s Vice-President, Samia Suluhu Hassan.
According to her, Magufuli died of a heart condition.
“It is with deep regret that I inform you that today on the 17th of March, 2021 at 6 pm we lost our brave leader, the President of the Republic of Tanzania, John Pombe Magufuli.
Meanwhile Her Excellency. Hon. Dr. Samia Suluhu is now the acting President of The United Republic of Tanzania. The first female president in East Africa.
Samia Suluhu Hassan 61, will be sworn in as Tanzania President and will lead for the remainder of Magufuli’s term until 2025. He had just been re-elected in November last year.
She becomes the first female President in Tanzania and East Africa.