Tanzania’s President John Magufuli has died at the age of 61, Vice President Samia Sulhu Hassan said on state television on Wednesday.
Speculation has been rife across East Africa for more than a week that Mr. Magufuli, a vocal skeptic of Covid-19, has been sick with the coronavirus. Ms. Hassan said in the televised address that he had died of heart failure in a hospital in the commercial capital Dar-es-Salaam.
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