President Magufuli who denied seriousness of Covid-19 in Tanzania dies

Tanzanian President John Magufuli, who drew widespread criticism for his denialism of the coronavirus pandemic, has died aged 61.

Tanzania’s Vice President Samia Suluhu Hassan announced the president’s death in a televised national address on Wednesday.

“We have lost our courageous leader, President John Magufuli, who has died from a heart illness,” said Suluhu Hassa.

She announced 14 days of national mourning.

Magufuli had not been seen in public since February 27, sparking rumours that he had contracted COVID-19. Officials denied on March 12 that he had fallen ill

In her address, Suluhu Hassa said Magufuli died in Mzena hospital, Dar es Salaam where he was getting treatment.

Magufuli nicknamed ‘the Bulldozer’ for his no nonsense altitude

Nicknamed ‘The Bulldozer’ for his aggressive leadership style, Magufuli won early praise for tackling corruption, reducing wasteful government spending and improving the lives of peasant farmers by waiving dozens of taxes.

He also spearheaded the development of new transport links, power plants and more than 1,700 health centers, investments that helped Tanzania’s economy become one of the world’s top performers.

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Bİgman
Bİgman
1 month ago

Amupha…

Wakwiya ndi kadeti
1 month ago

Uyu wafuna kufa. Heart condition ndi underlying condition and coronavirus is the last straw that breaks the backs of the backs such people. On 9th January 2021 Magufuli thank a visiting Chinese minister Wang Yi for not wearing a mask and went on to say that it was a sign that coronavirus did not exist in Tanzania. We read stories that he was ill early this month and BBC was reporting but did not confirm. Are you surprised that he is dead? We lost two ministers within two hours and some people still do not believe we have a novel… Read more »

BigMan
BigMan
1 month ago

Covid Kills! Please get vaccinated to improve your chances of survival when it gets into your lungs.

Chris
Chris
1 month ago
Reply to  BigMan

Please do not get vaccinated for this. Sone vaccines are good, but don’t jump on the bandwagon for this one just yet. Stay healthy, exercise, eat well, sleep well, stay home if you’re seriously ill, and stop believing everything you read or see on national and international news outlets. Most importantly, consider your eternal soul and not just your body. What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world and loses his own soul. Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and thou shalt be saved.

nsundwe Boys
nsundwe Boys
1 month ago
  1. NEVER WASTE TIME FEELING SORRY FOR ANYONE THAT DIES OUT OF THERE OWN UTTER STUPIDITY! This fool denied Covid 19/ Corona existance and has succumbed to it after so many people in Tanzania died because of his stupid policy. A very stupid Populist leader not any different from our own Phwisi here that keeps making promises he does not intend to keep. Good riddance, we have a God that hears prayers of the suffering.
Mbuzi kusi
Mbuzi kusi
1 month ago
Reply to  nsundwe Boys

I agree let’s not waste our time feeling sorry for such idiots, wasting people’s time, he never allowed his people to follow covid-19 preventative measures, the guy was a big joke

Chris
Chris
1 month ago
Reply to  Mbuzi kusi

You are the joke. You are drinking the Kool-Aid like a good little sheep. Shame on you. Covid is real, but Everything about it is misreported. Don’t be a fearmongerer.

Mwini muzi
Mwini muzi
1 month ago
Reply to  Chris

I guess he is also one of those that misrepresented it too.

Wakwiya ndi kadeti
1 month ago
Reply to  nsundwe Boys

Very stupid indeed. He wanted to die.

Jemusi
Jemusi
1 month ago

And who told you that he died of Covid? Write what told and not what you think

Mbuzi kusi
Mbuzi kusi
1 month ago
Reply to  Jemusi

The guy wapakila coz of Covid-19 in Africa we just love conspiracy theories yet the data is very clear kuti wafa bdi mwano wakewo, people died there and he was busy making fun of the disease, useless president

Chris
Chris
1 month ago
Reply to  Mbuzi kusi

You are an idiot. People have always been dying everywhere of all kinds of diseases. Covid 19 is no worse than flu viruses in terms of world wide mortality rates. Furthermore, it is an aerosol virus so keeping a 6 foot distance won’t do anything and systemic mask wearing does more harm than good. The president of Tanzania was the only world leader with any sense!

Mbuzi kusi
Mbuzi kusi
1 month ago
Reply to  Chris

U must be a big fool misleading people on covid-19, the guy deserved death period

Mwini muzi
Mwini muzi
1 month ago
Reply to  Mbuzi kusi

From the reliable sources in the hospital where he was, the guy died of COVID 19. More info. will be revealed after all about his death cools down.

Jemusi
Jemusi
1 month ago

The headline is not good. Why not just say: Magufuli dies. Always be neutral

Bauleni
Bauleni
1 month ago

Wadyapo!! Chitsilu cha munthu!! Waphetsa anthu ambiri chifukwa cha makani. Next ambuye, uyunso wathuyu munyamuleni.. mukondetsetseni ndithu.

Last edited 1 month ago by Bauleni
Sikelo Gonani
Sikelo Gonani
1 month ago
Reply to  Bauleni

Chitsiru iwe eti!

nsundwe Boys
nsundwe Boys
1 month ago
Reply to  Sikelo Gonani

sakunama

Wakwiya ndi kadeti
1 month ago
Reply to  Bauleni

Chitsirudi ngati zina zikuyankha mopusazi.

Zimwanda
Zimwanda
1 month ago
Reply to  Bauleni

Anyamule iweyo

achalume
achalume
1 month ago

Rest in peace great son of Africa.

Victory
1 month ago

Much respect to the fallen Hero who proved to be a real performer. African leaders should emulate his style of governance that turned around Tanzania’s economy into reality

Bauleni
Bauleni
1 month ago
Reply to  Victory

Kuwombela mmanja phwisi

Wakwiya ndi kadeti
1 month ago
Reply to  Bauleni

Achite emulate zokana kuti kuli Covid-19? Nkhani ili apa is not about what he achieved in terms of development. He was foolish to deny that Coronavirus existed. It has killed him. Heart failure is as result of covid-19.

Chris
Chris
1 month ago

😂… You know nothing!

Mwini muzi
Mwini muzi
1 month ago
Reply to  Victory

He dealt with corruption, removed ghost workers and insisted all the best should come from Tanzania. He ensured all his ministers went to local hospitals and not sent abroad. This augered well with him because Tanzania has good resources- mininig resources, fishing, heavy commercial farming, manufacturing etc and as such, their annual budget is healthy. Thus why he defied the West when they rebuked him on COVID funding and his suppression of the freedom media.

Ndafera Nkhande
Ndafera Nkhande
1 month ago

MHSRIP. Thanks be to our God who knows a mans heart whilst we appreciate what we see and hear. Our aged world is in a state of departure as we are warned that in the last days there will be pestilences such as COVID though not specified in the bible.Therefore the bottom line is that if your day comes are prepared to face death? The problem with death is that we are not told of our day of departure.Therefore get ready for it and we must know that everyone will one day go even those who claim to know God… Read more »

Chris
Chris
1 month ago

Very true

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