Chakwera mourns Magufuli first Tanzanian president to die in office:  Malawi leader says he was ‘towering symbol of Africa’s economic resurgence’

President Lazarus Chakwera has sent an emotional message of condolences to Tanzanians following the death of their leader John Pombe Magufuli who died of Covid-19- related complications yesterday.

President Chakwera with his Tanzanian counterpart Magufuli when they met October 2020

Chakwera says Magufuli was a towering symbol of Africa’s economic resurgence, saying his passing was an incalculable loss to the continent.t

“As Malawi joins Tanzania in mourning this loss over the next 14 days, we pray for uncommon strength and fortitude for the people of Tanzania and their government as they ahead together in the spirit of unity and in a manner that maintains  peace and stability,” says Chakwera.

He says the government of Malawi stands ready to render any support needed by the government of Tanzania in the aftermath of Magufuli’s passing.

The Malawi leader holds fond memories of Magufuli who hosted him and his entourage just four months ago in Dar es Salaam, during an official visit.

It was during that trip that Magufuli promised Chakwera strong trade ties between the two economies. He told the visiting delegation to no longer consider Malawi as a landlocked country and fully utilize port facilities in Dar es Salaam and Mtwara.
Malawi relies on Tanzanian ports for importation of both dry and wet cargo.
The departed leader also instructed his country’s port authority to open offices in Lilongwe to ease logistics for Malawian traders who currently travel to Tanzania to clear and attain their merchandize.

Malawians have taken up in various social media platforms to express their sorrow at the passing of the divisive Covid-19 skeptic who ruled Tanzania as a semi-dictator.

Magufuli had not been seen in public for more than two weeks as rumours grew that he had contracted Covid-19.

Vice President Samia Suluhu Hassan said on Wednesday that Magufuli died from the heart disease that had plagued him for a decade.

She said burial arrangements were under way and announced 14 days of mourning and the flying of flags at half-mast. State television broadcast mournful and religious songs.

Magufuli, a former chemistry teacher,  had mocked coronavirus tests, denounced vaccines as part of a Western conspiracy to take Africa’s wealth, and opposed mask-wearing and social distancing.

He was Tanzania’s first president to die while in office.

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'mbusa ndi wabodza
'mbusa ndi wabodza
1 month ago

What m’busa wabodza, did you learn from Magulfuli? Yes, Magulfuli improved Tanzanians lives, but you m’busa waboza have brought ruin to our nation.

Mangochi Kabwafu
Mangochi Kabwafu
1 month ago

I fault him for discrediting science and somehow believing that God will just miraculously stop the covid-19 virus from entering Christians bodies (as he put it), ignorant. He failed to understand (just like the many thick) that God is now using these scientists (angels) to warn people and help in dealing with such diseases.
I also detested his oppressing and curtailing of the peoples freedoms.
But in the end, his ignorance has not only costed life, but sadly of many others.

RIP MAGUFULI.

Last edited 1 month ago by Mangochi Kabwafu
Pedegu ku state House
1 month ago

Inu a MCP plus atumbuka, I hope you are able to see how opposition parties are mourning Magufuli their icon. Sizija munkachita inu zija zomapha ng’ombe ati kusangalala kuti Bingu wamwalira. How could you celebrate the death of a development icon like Bingu? Are you not ashamed on how TZ is mourning their hero despite being in opposition parties? Agalu atumbuka inu.

CONCERNED CITIZENS PROPER
CONCERNED CITIZENS PROPER
1 month ago

Why are you jealous of Tumbukas

Mangochi Kabwafu
Mangochi Kabwafu
1 month ago

Stinking dog.

Kambewa Ngozo
1 month ago

Foseki
Stop kutukwana. I know that you Alhomwe came from Mozambique.
Just be careful what you say from your shity mouth. Malawi is for every one.

Mwini muzi
Mwini muzi
1 month ago

Zinalakwika Koma osakwiya ndikunyoza anzanu. Mukanagwiritsa chisanzochi pophunzitsa ena.

nafundo zalo
nafundo zalo
1 month ago

ynde anthu nkumafusa kutikodi wafa litilo Magufuliyu.
eh amabisa
eh anhu amafusanakunali vacuum presdent.
ndiiithu ndikanakhala ine ndikanangoti duu zavuta.
TAIWALA ZA BINGU MPAKA KUPITITSA MALILO PA EMERGENCY AMBULANCE KU RSA.

siticebwa kuiwalaaaaaa

Jemusi
Jemusi
1 month ago

He is the first Tanzanian president to die in office not was the first

Mavuto
Mavuto
1 month ago

That’s what they do to those who refuse to cooperate with their evil schemes. Magufuli knew and understood their dirty hands

Last edited 1 month ago by Mavuto
nsundwe Boys
nsundwe Boys
1 month ago
Reply to  Mavuto

another stupid, dull thinker you

Mwini muzi
Mwini muzi
1 month ago
Reply to  Mavuto

The West you mean?

Scott
Scott
1 month ago

So sad

Bauleni
Bauleni
1 month ago

John Pombe Magufuli was an idiot who used popularism to advance his short term, short sited agendas. He allowed a lot of Tanzanians to die of Covid. Do not feel sorry for him. Tanzania is better off without him. I hope God can quickly assess our situation too with our liar in chief. Ambuye mukondetsetseni, mutengeni mkulu wakukasiyayu. Azikamwa tea ndi Magufuli

Last edited 1 month ago by Bauleni
Chiswa B
Chiswa B
1 month ago
Reply to  Bauleni

Agreed 100 percent. And I feel sorry for Malawi. We have a lot of idiots here. Many of them are pretending to be mourning if you check WhatsApp statuses today. Many of these are suck in the head

Kambewa Ngozo
1 month ago
Reply to  Bauleni

You must be an idiot. People who have brains will know what is best for them

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