By Staff Reporter
Tanzanian deputy president Samia Suluhu has announced the death of President John Magufuli.
The 61-year-old leader once nicknamed “the bulldozer” has died, after weeks of speculation that he was infected with COVID-19.
Many people will remember him for his controversial handling of the pandemic in Tanzania.
Tanzanian President John Pombe Magufuli has died at the age of 61, the government announced on Wednesday.
Speculation had been rife about his possible infection with the coronavirus.
Since the pandemic was declared in March 2020, Magufuli had downplayed the severity of the virus. At one point, he made fun of the country’s coronavirus testing facilities, saying he had secretly sent samples of papaya and goat and that they came out positive.