The ax finally fell. “It is with deep regret that I inform you that today, March 17, 2021 at 6 p.m., we have lost our courageous leader, the President of the Republic of Tanzania, the Honorable John Pombe Joseph Magufuli, deceased following a heart problem at Mzera Hospital in Dar es Salaam where he was being treated. ”
Draped in a black veil, the Vice President of Tanzania, Samia Suluhu Hassan, officially announced the news Wednesday evening on a public television channel. Putting an end to the doubts that had invaded the country for several days as to the unusual absence of John Magufuli, usually very visible on the public scene.