Tanzanian state TV has announced the unfortunate passing of the President of the Republic John Magufuli from complications of COVID-19.
The sad incident happened at a hospital in the capital De er Salaam. Magufuli has long being a denier of the COVID-19 disease and refused to take measures to ensure the safety of his citizens. He was 61 years old when he passed.
The Vice President of Tanzania Samia Suhulu Hassan announced the death of the President in a live telecast to the state late this evening 17th March, 2021. He announced that the president has passed after suffering from a heart attack.
The opposition in the country had previously questioned Mr Magufuli absence from public life stating that he has contracted the Corona Virus but the government denied this.