President John Magufuli Is Dead

Tanzanian President John Magufuli Is Dead

Tanzanian President John Magufuli is Dead.

The sad news was shared in public by Samia Sululu, on Wednesday night during a television address. Samia is serving the office of the vice-president of Tanzania. According to the report, the president had developed heart complications. As a result, he had been hospitalized at Jakaya Kikwete Cardiac Institute from 6th March 2021.

Following the custom, all Tanzanian flags would fly at half-mast during the mourning period. The nation would mourn the late president, John Magufuli, for two weeks as a State burial is prepared.

The president has been missing for a couple of weeks in public. As a result, it has been rumored that the president could have contracted COVID19 and was undergoing treatment. However, the speculations were never confirmed.

Biography of John Pombe Magufuli

Political Career

  • Magufuli was the 5th President of Tanzania, he had succeeded Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete
  • He was in office from 5th November 2015 to 17 March 2021.
  • Magufuli’s death came at a time when he was serving his second term in office (2020-2025)
  • His political party is Chama Cha Mapinduzi (CCM)

Personal Details

  • President Magufuli was born on 29 October 1959 in Chato, Tanzania
  • His nationality is Tanzanian
  • Magufuli died on 17 March 2021 at age 61
  • He studied at the University of Dar es Salaam
  • John Pombe Magufuli’s wife is Janet Magufuli
  • His children are: Joseph Magufuli, and Jessica Magufuli

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