Tanzania President John Pombe Magufuli is dead at the age of 61. The announcement was made by Vice President Samia Suluhu.
Speculation had been rife about Magufuli’s possible infection with the coronavirus and his death comes after taking more than two weeks not appearing in the public.
Vice President Samia Suluhu Hassan said that Mr Magufuli died on Wednesday at 6pm from heart complication, at a hospital in Dar es Salaam.
Currently, we are still short of information regarding his death, keep posted for more details.
Meanwhile, Samia Hassan will replace John Pombe Magufuli to officially become the Tanzania’s first female President in East Africa.