Tributes are pouring in for Tanzania’s President John Magufuli who died on Wednesday aged 61yrs.
He died from heart complications at a hospital in Dar es Salaam, vice-president Samia Suluhu Hassan said in an address on state television.
The US State Department has expressed condolences to Tanzanians and added that they hope that Tanzania can move forward on a democratic and prosperous path.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has said he was sorry to hear of President Magufuli’s death.
Tanzania opposition figure Zitto Kabwe offered his deepest condolences to Janet Magufuli and the whole family of John Pombe Magufuli.
Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga says his family and that of the Tanzanian president have been close friends for a long time.
Odinga said Magufuli has always been by his side at his most difficult and painful moments.
Former Nigerian president Goodluck Jonathan eulogised Tanzanian President John Magufuli as a partner in democracy and a patriot who loved his country.
Somalia’s President Mohamed Farmajo sent his condolences to the Tanzanian people urging the Tanzanian nation and the government to keep calm during this prayer and mourning period.
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has sent his condolences to the Tanzanian people and expressed solidarity with them.