2021-03-24 by Daisy I.
African leaders commemorate previous Tanzanian President Magufuli|News Ghana
African leaders on Monday collected in the Tanzanian capital of Dodoma to pay their last aspects to previous President John Magufuli who passed away recently, explaining him as a real and devoted boy of Africa.
Magufuli, 61, passed away in workplace from a heart disease on March 17 in the nation’s business capital Dar es Salaam.In their eulogies to the late President Magufuli at a state funeral service at Jamhuri Stadium in the capital Dodoma, the leaders stated Magufuli was a fighter and patriot not just for Tanzania however for the whole African continent.
President Felix Tshisekedi of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) stated Magufuli was a no-nonsense leader when it concerned combating corruption. The death of Magufuli has actually robbed Africa of a fighter and patriot. His death has actually impacted the whole African continent, stated Tshisekedi, who functions as chairperson of the African Union.
The DRC leader prompted Tanzanians to continue valuing what President Magufuli had actually represented, including: “President Magufuli wished to see African development overseen by Africans for the benefit of Africans.”Mozambican President Filipe Nyusi, likewise chairperson of the Southern African Development Community (SADC), stated the southern African local bloc has actually lost a brave and effort leader.
Nyusi stated Magufuli, the previous SADC chairperson, anticipated seeing a southern African area that was devoid of reliance from foreign nations.
Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta, chairman of the East African Community (EAC), stated Magufuli has actually taught African leaders that the continent with its plentiful resources was well positioned to stop its reliance on foreign help.”During his life time President Magufuli and I exchanged concepts on numerous events on how to enhance the EAC and the African Union,” stated Kenyatta.
Kenyatta informed President Hassan that the late Magufuli had actually revealed her the roadway ahead and prompted Tanzanians to rally behind her in efforts targeted at making the nation flourishing.
South African President Cyril Ramaphosa stated Africa has actually lost a real Pan-Africanist, who chose to remain in his nation serving his individuals rather of investing his time circumnavigating the world.”The late President Magufuli was sincere, brave and transformational,” stated Zambian President Edgar Lungu.
President Emmerson Mnangagwa of Zimbabwe stated Magufuli was enthusiastic about the advancement of his individuals, including that Magufuli was likewise unwavering on matters of concept.”He offered his life for the service of his individuals and Africa in basic,” stated Mnangagwa as other homages gathered from Comoros, Rwanda, Uganda and Burundi.
In her remarks, President Hassan ensured Tanzanians that the nation remains in great hands.”Let us continue from where the late President Magufuli stopped.
Let us work together and join,” she stated.She stated individuals must not question about her presidency since she was a female. “I am standing here as the president,” stated President Hassan to a thunderous applause from her audience.
Magufuli will be buried in his native house in Chato district of Geita area on March 26. The late president was born in Chato, Geita area, onOct 29, 1959. He was chosen the president of Tanzania in October 2015, and was re-elected in October 2020.