Tanzania: New president pledges to maintain Magufuli legacy

Issue 435 - 25 Mar 2021

Tanzania’s newly installed President Samia Suluhu Hassan has pledged to complete the big projects initiated by her predecessor John Pombe Magufuli, who died on 17 March, officially of heart failure. Speaking at Magufuli’s state funeral in the capital Dodoma on 22 March, she said the late president’s legacy of opposing corruption and introducing strict discipline in public office would continue. “Make no mistake that my government will continue from where the late Magufuli left, there is no going back,” she said.

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