John Pombe Magufuli Is Dead

John Pombe Magufuli Is Dead


The fifth president of the United Republic of Tanzania, John Pombe Magufuli, is dead. Daily Updates Africa authoritatively confirms that the president died in Dar es Salaam due to heart complications. 

In a televised address on Thursday night, Tanzania vice-president Samia Suluhu Hassan said that Magufuli had died of heart complications at the Jakaya Kikwete Cardiac Institute.

Tanzanian citizens are now entering a 14 day mourning period as burial arrangements are made. The national flag will fly at half mast during the period in full recognition of the death of the head of state.

 This is the first Tanzanian president to die in office and the third Tanzanian president to die after Mwalimu Julius Nyerere and Benjamin Mkapa.

 This is a developing story, more to follow.

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