Sad reports coming in is that the President of Tanzania John Pombe Magufuli is dead.
The death of President John Pombe Magufuli was confirmed by Vice-President Samia Suluhu Hassan on national television.
In a televised address, Vice President Samia Suluhu Hassan said Magufuli died of heart complications.
Hassan disclosed that Magufuli was hospitalised on March 6, 2021, at the Jakaya Kikwete Cardiac Institute.
Magufuli had been absent from public life for more than two-weeks leading to speculation about his health.
He downplayed the threat from the deadly coronavirus, promoted unproven treatments, and scoffed at the need to wear protective masks and adhere to social distancing.