On Wednesday night, East Africa was left in shock following the passing on of one of the integration’s leader, President John Pombe Magufuli of the Republic of Tanzania.
Aged 61, Magufuli died from heart complications According to his Vice President’s televised announcement.
“President John Pombe Magufuli ,61, succumbed to a ‘heart condition’ at a Dar es Salaam based hospital where he has been admitted for a while,” Tanzania’s Vice President, Samia Suluhu Hassan said.
Following Magufuli’s Death, Ugandan Politicatians including National Unity Platform Party president Robert Kyagulanyi alias Bobi Wine have created a feeling of brotherhood with Tanzania by sending out their condolences to the people of Tanzania.
“My heartfelt condolences to the people of the United republic of Tanzania on losing President John Pombe Magufuli,” Bobi Wine tweeted.
Mugisha Muntu, former presidential candidateIt’s a sad and dark day for East Africa. Our hearts, thoughts and prayers go out to our Tanzanian sisters and brothers, and the late president’s family. Rest well H.E. John P. Magufuli.
Frank Tumwebaze, government minister;We commiserate with the people of Tanzania on the passing of their President H.E@MagufuliJP. He had a great mind that truly worked for the betterment of our east African community. He spoke & acted what he spoke. Prayers to his family & people of Tanzanian.
David Lewis Rubongoya – NUP General Secretary; Condolences to the people of Tanzania on the passing of President John Pombe Magufuli. This sudden occurrence reminds us yet again that we are all human; – sojourners here on earth, called to do good and to serve humanity until our time comes to return home.
Henry Tumukunde – former presidential candidate; I have learnt with sadness of the passing of H.E J.P Magufuli. My sincerest condolences to the people of Tanzania & the family of the late president. May history judge him fairly & may peace continue to reign as the transition gets underway. May His Soul Rest in Eternal Peace.