John Magufuli the Tanzanian president is no longer. The announcement has been done by the country’s Vice-president .
In an address on state television on Wednesday, Samia Suluhu Hassan the Vice-president said he died from heart complications at a hospital in Dar es Salaam.
“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 in the announcement.
Magufuli had not been seen in public for more than two weeks, and rumours have been circulating about his health.
Magufuli who was sceptic about the coronavirus and cautious about its vaccines, has called for prayers and herbal-infused steam therapy to counter the virus.
The vice-president said there would be 14 days of national mourning and flags would fly at half mast.