It is unfortunate that death comes when humans least expect it, that is why I am really sad to announce that Africa has lost a powerful leader to the cold hands of death. According to a report from CNN Africa, Tanzanian President, John Magufuli, has died.
His death was announced by his government on its Facebook official page on Wednesday 17th of March, 2021. The president was just 61 years old at the time of his death. According to reports, the Tanzanian president who was always fond of making appearances at Sunday church services, had been away from the public since February 27, 2021, which made people to believe that the president was actually sick and was probably getting treatment abroad.
Just before his death, and the following announcement of his demise, the Tanzanian opposition leader, had earlier asked the government to tell the people of Tanzania the latest update about the late president's health. The people of Tanzania will surely miss Magufuli, as he was regarded as bulldozer for political reasons. The president was widely loved because of his hatred and harsh policy towards corruption.
Magufuli won the Tanzanian presidential election back in 2015, to become the fifth President of Tanzania. Funnily, at the outbreak of coronavirus, President Magufuli dismissed the presence of the virus in Tanzania. In fact, he urged the citizens to pray against the virus. The president, according to reports, believed that the virus was from Satan, and that it cannot actually survive in the body of Jesus Christ. The late president blamed the rising in the cases of the virus on faulty test kits.
Magufuli was first elected as a Member of Parliament in 1995, he served in the Cabinet of Tanzania as Deputy Minister of Works from 1995 to 2000, Minister of Works from 2000 to 2006, Minister of Lands and Human Settlement from 2006 to 2008, Minister of Livestock and Fisheries from 2008 to 2010, and as Minister of Works for a second time from 2010 to 2015.
Although, it is yet to be confirmed what the cause of death of the president is, as updates will be added later.
Article source: CNN Africa.
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