John Pombe Joseph Magufuli – October 29. 1959 – March 17, 2021
In a controversial move, during a public presentation, Dr. Magufuli blamed fake positive tests for the spike of CoVid 19 in Tanzania. To prove his theory on faulty CoVid kits and testing, he had samples of papaya, motor oil, sheep and goat submitted for the CoVid 19 virus testing, and they came back positive.
As some predicted, several media outlets were raring to go with false rumors that Magufuli had contracted CoVid 19 himself, it was proven false and later confirmed that he had an existing heart condition for almost ten years that he had succumbed to.
Dr. Magufuli was the fifth President of Tanzania from 2015 until his passing on March 17, 2021. He ran for office as a candidate of Chama Cha Mapinduzi (CCM), Tanzania’s leading party. Prior to becoming president, he served as the Deputy Minister of Works in the Cabinet of Tanzania’s Parliament. He held a Ph.D in Chemistry from the University of Dar es Salaam and an honorary doctorate from the University of Dodoma for improving the country’s economy.
Dr. Magufuli was acknowledged for his firm stance on ending government corruption and spending while investing in Tanzania’s businesses.
President Dr. Magufuli died on March 17, 2021. He is survived by his wife, Janet Magufuli and their children.