Get to know his short history, cause of death, and more.
John Pombe Joseph Magufuli (29 October 1959 – 17 March 2021) was the fifth president of Tanzania, serving from 2015 until his death in 2021.
He served as Minister of Works, Transport and Communications from 2000 to 2005 and 2010 to 2015 and was chairman of the Southern African Development Community from 2019 to 2020.
First elected as a Member of Parliament in 1995, he served in the Cabinet of Tanzania as Deputy Minister of Works from 1995 to 2000, Minister of Works from 2000 to 2005, Minister of Lands and Human Settlement from 2006 to 2008, Minister of Livestock and Fisheries from 2008 to 2010, and as Minister of Works for a second time from 2010 to 2015.
Tanzanians remember him as a great example of leadership, not just a leader. His leadership was greatest to the point it elevated the Tanzanian economy from low to medium.
He was nicknamed the ”Bulldozer” just because of his confidence in doing his presidential duties. His confidence in saying NO to the western nations when he felt like his people won’t be benefited from the tricky negotiations. For bankrupting ”Vigogo” and taking all they had from sabotaging.
His campaign promised changes, peace, and stability to the United Republic of Tanzania people.
Watch the video below to know Dr. J.P Magufuli in brief
Dr. J.P Magufuli death
“It is with deep regret that I inform you that today… we lost our brave leader, the president of the Republic of Tanzania, John Pombe Magufuli,” Vice-President (who is currently the President) Samia Hassan Suluhu said in the announcement.
Dr. Magufuli died at the of 61 and he died of heart disease – according to what the major governmental sources confirmed.
He was married and with five infamous children.
We are here to honor him and his leadership and pray that his soul gets rested in paradise. To God be the glory, Rest In Peace, Dr. John Pombe Magufuli.