John Magufuli

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John Magufuli
President John Pombe Magufuli of Tanzania.png
Born John Pombe Joseph Magufuli
(1959-10-29)October 29, 1959
Chato District, Geita Region
Tanganyika
Died March 17, 2021(2021-03-17) (aged 61)
Emilio Mzena Memorial Hospital, Dar es Salaam
Tanzania
Cause of death Complications from Atrial fibrillation
Education The Chato Primary School
The Katoke Seminary
Lake Secondary School
Mkwawa High School
Mkwawa College of Education
Alma mater University of Dar es Salaam
University of Dodoma (Honorary Doctorate)
Occupation
  • Chemist
  • Politician
  • Teacher
Years active 1982 - 2021
Title president
Term 5 November 2015 – 17 March 2021
Predecessor Jakaya Kikwete
Successor Samia Suluhu
Political party Chama Cha Mapinduzi
Spouse(s) Janeth Magufuli

John Magufuli (29 October 1959- 17 March 2021) was a Tanzanian teacher, chemist and politician. He served as the fifth president of Tanzania from 5 November 2015 to 17 March 2021, and died while still holding the position. John Magufuli largely rejected extreme measures against Covid-19 and encouraged the people of Tanzania to pray, "that's where there is true healing. Corona is the devil and it cannot survive in the body of Jesus" - he was quoted by The Economist.

References

  1. Washington Post, John Magufuli, Tanzanian president elected as an agent of reform, dies at 61, 18 March 2021
  2. Wall Street Journal, Tanzania’s President John Magufuli, Who Railed Against Mining Companies, Dies at Age 61, 18 March 2021
  3. EAC, East African Community Leadership, 18 March 2021

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