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Tanzania’s president is polarizing – even after his death

Tanzania’s President John Magufuli defied the world in the fight against Corona. Now the autocrat has died at the age of 61. This is fueling speculation: Did his coronary skepticism cost him his life?


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The death of John Magufuli, President of Tanzania, did not come as a surprise. There has been speculation about his health for weeks.

Tanzania’s President John Magufuli had not appeared in public for almost a month. He must have been infected with the corona virus, rumored the Tanzanians, who demanded a sign of life from their leader. Now the autocrat is dead – died of heart failure, as Vice President Samia Suluhu Hassan announced on Thursday night. She is now supposed to be the first woman president of the East African country to take over government from her controversial predecessor.

Magufuli’s death reflects his life: he polarized. Because of …

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Accessed on March 19, 2021 at 6:03 am on https://www.sn.at/politik/weltpolitik/tansanias-praesident-polarisiert-selbst-nach-seinem-tod-101256616

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