Tanzanian President John Pombe Magufuli is dead

tanzanian president john pombe magufuli is dead
tanzanian president john pombe magufuli is dead

Tanzanian President John Pombe Magufuli is dead, Vice President Samia Suluhu announces says he succumbed to heart disease

In a televised address on Thursday night, Tanzania vice-president Samia Suluhu Hassan said that Magufuli had died of heart complications.

Hassan said that Magufuli was hospitalised on March 6 at the Jakaya Kikwete Cardiac Institute.

She also announced that the country would get into a 14-day period of mourning as arrangements for the burial are made.

During this period, all flags in Tanzania will fly at half-mast, Hassan announced. 

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

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