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Vice President of Tanzania, Samia Suluhu sworn in as president following the death of Magufuli

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The Vice President of Tanzania, Dr Samia Suluhu has taken over power following the unfortunate demise of president Magufuli.

Dr Samia Suluhu

The news of his death was announced Wednesday on state television by Vice President Samia Suluhu Hassan, who said the cause of death was heart failure.

Magufuli, a former chemistry teacher, was first elected to the presidency in 2015. Critics said he moved the country toward authoritarianism, while others praised his earlier battles against corruption.

Lissu called Magufuli a tyrant but said Tanzania will be better after him because “he was so blatant in his repression”.

However, Dr Samia Suluhu will be in charge till 2025.

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