Maalim Seif Sharif Hamad

Maalim Seif Sharif Hamad dies after contracting coronavirus

Maalim Seif Sharif Hamad, the first vice-president of Tanzania’s semi-autonomous islands of Zanzibar, has died at the age of 77, a few weeks after contracting coronavirus.

He had been receiving treatment at Muhimbili National Hospital in Dar es Salaam.

Tanzania’s President John Magufuli has offered his condolences in a tweet.

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Let’s note that Mr Magufuli warned a few weeks ago, health officials against acquiring Covid-19 vaccines, saying that they could harm the population.

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