President Uhuru Kenyatta has condoled the late President John Pombe Magufuli praising the good work he did to the country of Tanzania. He has promised to continue with the growth and development of the East African region and Africa at large.
This is as Tanzania marks day three of viewing the body of the late Magufuli at Uhuru Stadium in Dodoma.
Uhuru said, “This is a blow to me for he was someone with so much respect. I want to assure you that we will continue working together in partnership, to make sure we bring together our African continent. “
Other leaders in attendance were South African President Cyril Ramaphosa, Malawian President Lazarus Chakwera and Botswana President Mokgweetsi Masisi.
The body will be taken round the stadium as mourners pay their last respect to the late President Magufuli who will be laid to rest on Friday.
Speaking during the service, Tanzanian Prime Minister Kassim Majaliwa condoled with the Magufuli family and the country for the loss of the late president.
Samia Suluhu vows to uphold Magufuli’s Legacy
Shortly after taking the oath of office on Friday, newly sworn in President Samia Suluhu Hassan vowed to defend the legacy of Magufuli, whom she referred to as a patriot, suggesting she would maintain the government policy.
She said, “I appeal to you dear Tanzanians to remain calm and united during this difficult time. I can assure you that we are strong as a nation and we, your leaders, have an elaborate plan to continue from where our colleague stopped.”
She added, “This is a time to bury our differences and unite as one. This is not the time to look into the future with doubts, but with hope and confidence.”
Other leaders who Eulogized the late
Somalia’s President Mohamed Farmajo, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, and The US State Department condoled with Tanzanians and the family of the late