by: Felicia Mogoboya
THE SHOCKING DEATH OF TANZANIAN PRESIDENT.
President John Magufuli of Tanzania, a prominent COVID-19 skeptic in Africa whose populist rule often cast his East African country in a harsh international sportlight , has died. He was 61 years old.
Mr Magufuli’s death was announced on Wednesday by Vice President Samia Suluhu, who said the President died of heart failure. “Our beloved President passed on at 6pm . this evening”, said Ms. Saluhu on national televition. The President has had this illness for the past 10 years.
The vice President said that Mr.Magufuli died at a hospital in Dar es Salaam, the Indian Ocean port that is Tanzania’s largest city.