Fourteen days of national mourning have been declared in Tanzania to mark the death of President John Magufuli, who died at the age of 61.
Tanzania Vice-President Samia Suluhu Hassan, in an address on state television on Wednesday, said President Magufuli had died hours earlier from heart complications at a hospital in Dar es Salaam.
Tundu Lissu ,Tanzanian opposition leader has said that President John Magufuli’s death has not come as a surprise to him.
Mr Lissu, who lives in exile in Belgium, said he had known that Mr Magufuli was gravely ill all along since he tweeted on 7 March asking about the whereabouts of the president.
Tributes have been pouring in for the Tanzania’s President John Magufuli who died on Wednesday.
Somalia’s President Mohamed Farmajo has sent his condolences to the Tanzanian people and the family of President John Magufuli.
Former Nigerian president Goodluck Jonathan has also eulogised Tanzanian President John Magufuli as a “partner in democracy” and a “patriot who loved his country”.