The speculations around Tanzania President John Pombe Magufuli’s ill health and death officially came to an end on Thursday after Tanzania Vice President and incoming President Sarah Suluhu announced his demise.
The Vice President also announced 14 days of mourning for President Magufuli.
A section on Tanzanians took to the streets wailing when Suluhu made public the death of Tanzania’s fifth president. Popular musicians from Tanzania including Diamond and Harmonize took to their social media platforms to mourn Magufuli, who had always supported them.
Below are some of the condolences shared under the trending Hashtag #MagufuliWasaHero
Prof. Alfred Omenya: Rest in peace #Magufuli #MagufuliWasAHero. Your shortcomings were many; but you were courageous, authentic + cautious with foreign entanglements; a cut above mediocre leadership that plague our continent. Tanzania will miss you.يلا
@SwahiliScouse: Rest in Power Champ.A Brave, Bold patriotic warrior, you served well Comrade #UhuruNaUmoja #MagufuliWasAHero
Venance kiloti : The People Who Have The Biggest Impact on our Life Stay For The Shortest Time…. #MagufuliWasAHero #ripmagufuli
Douglas Mazune : Tanzania President Maguguli will always be remembered for his hardline approach that yielded results during his leadership. Rest in Peace John Pombe Magufuli. #MagufuliWasAHero #ripmagufuli