Samia Suluhu Hassan the Vice President of Tanzania has announced the demise of the President, John Pombe Magufuli.
In view of this, President Muhammadu Buhari has condoled with the people of Tanzania over the death of their president.
Tweeting this on Twitter, the President has joined the people of Tanzania to mourn their late president John Pombe Magufuli who died at the age of 61. He said his legacy of patriotism and his dedication to the African course will continue to resonate across the continent.
President Buhari said the late Tanzanian President’s courage and love for his country inspired various reforms that generation to come would continue to celebrate.
He said the late president placed priority on education, and health and constantly fighting profligacy and frivolities in public exoenditures.
The President also affirmed that the late President spent his life serving the country and humanity, with a rich pedigree of working as a school teacher and rising steadily in public service occupying various offices.
The Tanzanian Vice President Samia Suluhu Hassan has since become the acting president, making her the first female president in Tanzania.