“Dear Tanzanians, it is sad to announce that Wednesday, 17 March, 2021 around 6 p.m. we lost our brave leader, President John Magufuli who died from heart disease at Mzena hospital in Dar es Salaam where he was getting treatment,” vice president, Samia Suluhu Hassan.
The Vice President of Tanzania, Samia Suluhu Hassan, on Wednesday, said President John Magufuli, 61, died of a heart disease.
This is against the speculations that he contracted COVID-19 due to his absence in public since February 27, 2021.
President John Magufuli was one of the prominent Africans that do not believe in the severity of coronavirus.
The Vice President, has also announced a 14 day-mourning and the flying of the flags at half staff.