Tanzania President John Magufuli dead: The death of the president was announced by the vice-president.
Magufuli died at the age of 61 year old on Wednesday from heart complications at a hospital in Dar es Salaam, Samia Suluhu Hassan said in an address.
The president was out of the public eye for like two weeks, which led to speculations about his health status.
“It is with deep regret that I inform you that today… we lost our brave leader, the president of the Republic of Tanzania, John Pombe Magufuli,” Vice-President Hassan said.
According to her, there would be 14 days of national mourning and flags would fly at half mast.
The late president was elected in office on October 2015 and elected for the second in 2020.
Magufuli was last seen in public on 27 February, but Prime Minister Kassim Majaliwa insisted last week that the president was “healthy and working hard”.
Meanwhile, there an unconfirmed report that the president died of COVID-19 complications.