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EAC mourns the death of Pombe Magufuli

The East African Community is mourning the death of Tanzanian President Pombe Magufuli whose death was announced on Wednesday after rumors that Maguli is under COVID 19 treatments.

Via its Twitter Account, EAC said “The East African Community joins our brothers and sisters in Tanzania in mourning the death of H.E President John Pombe Magufuli our sincere condolence.”

President John Pombe Magufuli of Tanzania passed away on Wednesday, March 17, at the age of 61.

His death was announced on state television by the country’s Vice President, Samia Suluhu, who said that the late president succumbed to heart complication at 6 p.m. 

She added that Magufuli was receiving treatment at a hospital in Dar es Salaam, the country’s capital city.

According to Suluhu, Magufuli was first briefly admitted to the Jakaya Kikwete Cardiac Institute on March 6, but was subsequently discharged.

However, she said, he was rushed to Mzena Hospital on March 14 after feeling unwell.

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