UPDATE 10. October 2021: "I HAVE WARNED YOU!" - Ricardo Maarman to fellow South Africans and Africa
UPDATE 01. October 2021: Discussion on the Constitutional Court Application - Show us the Virus Matter
UPDATE 30. September 2021: SOUTH AFRICA'S HIGHEST COURT SET TO FREE THE CONTINENT FROM THE NEW WORLD ORDER & THE CENTRAL BANK - SA Constitutional Court Case CCT 299/21 | Sign the Petition and become part of the class action
UPDATE 13. August 2021: KENYAN DR. WAHOME NGARE TALKS TO THE CORONA COMMITTEE
UPDATE 07. August 2021: THEY SPEAK OUT AND THEY DIE. I WONDER WHY? TANZANIAN PRESIDENTS DEATH WAS NOT AS THEY SAY...
UPDATE 20. July 2021: NEW SHOCKING SECRETS ABOUT BILL GATE VACCINE EXPOSED, WAKE UP AFRICA BEFORE IS TOO LATE - Watch: The Facts About Bill Gates & Gavi Vaccine & TRUST STAMP / MasterCard
UPDATE 28. May 2021: SA State vs Maarman | Ricardo Maarman gives a statement after ruling
UPDATE 21. May 2021: China’s vaccine outreach in Africa is falling short of Beijing’s pledges
UPDATE 22. March 2021: Tanzania holds state funeral for John Pombe Magufuli + (TV Interview) Dave in Tansania where the President passed away + Tanzania holds state funeral for John Pombe Magufuli + MEDICAL MAFIA ELIMINATING OPPOSITION: MAGUFULI IS NOT THE FIRST!
UPDATE 21. March 2021: Five dead in stampede while mourning Tanzania’s John Magufuli
UPDATE 20. March 2021: The body of former President John Magufuli arrives at Uhuru Stadium, for Dar es Salaam residents to pay their last respects.
UPDATE 19. March 2021: Samia Suluhu Hassan sworn in as Tanzania's 6th President.
UPDATE 18. March 2021: African leaders as well as world leaders send their sincere condolences to the family of president John Magufuli and to the Republic of Tanzania at large
UPDATE 17. March 2021: Tanzania President John Magufuli is dead
UPDATE 16. March 2021: Tanzania Vice President, Samia Suluhu, urges Tanzanians to work together, be united and build the nation amids rumours concerning President Dr. Magufuli
UPDATE 13. March 2021: Tanzania PM says Magufuli ‘strong and working hard as usual'
Legendary Speech: Shall we send all Papaya to quarantine for testing Corona positive with PCR?
ICYMI: Well known Ghanaian author, Ama Ata Aid, Exposes European Secrets On Africa + Dr Nevers Sekwila Mumba Has His Say On Covid Vaccine + Advice to Governments in Africa Regarding Covid-19 Vaccine
Tanzania – The second Covid coup?
President John Magufuli’s disappearance makes him potentially the 2nd “Covid denier” head of state to lose power
|Dr. John Magufuli, President of Tanzania, had disappeared. He was not seen in public for several weeks, before his demise was pronounced [RIP TINGA]. Venegance is for the creator, but we will hunt the culprits for justice.|
By Kit Knightly - 12. March 2021
To add some context, John Magufuli is one of the “Covid denier” heads of state from Africa.
He famously had his office submit five unlabelled samples for testing– goat, motor oil, papaya, quail and jackfruit – and when four came back positive and one “inconclusive”, he banned the testing kits and called for an investigation into their origin and manufacture.
In the past, he has also questioned the safety and efficacy of the supposed “covid vaccines”, and has not permitted their use in Tanzania.
In the Western press Magufuli has been portrayed as “anti-science” and “populist”, but it is not fair to suggest that the health of the people of Tanzania is a low priority for the President. In fact it’s quite the opposite.
After winning his first election in 2015 he slashed government salaries (including his own) in order to increase funding for hospitals and buying AIDs medication. In 2015 he cancelled the Independence Day celebrations and used the money to launch an anti-Cholera campaign. Healthcare has been one of his administration’s top priorities, and Tanzanian life expectancy has increased every yearwhile he has been in office.
The negative coverage of President Magufuli is a very recent phenomenon. Early in his Presidency he even received glowing write-ups from the Western press and Soros-backed think tanks, praising his reforms and calling him an “example” to other African nations.
All that changed when he spoke out about Covid being hoax.
When he was re-elected in October 2020 the standard Western accusations of “voter suppression” and “electoral fraud” appeared in the Western press which had previously reported his approval rating as high as 96%.
And the anti-Magufuli campaign increased momentum in the new year, with Mike “we lied, we cheated, we stole” Pompeo initiating sanctions against Tanzanian government officials as one of his final acts as Secretary of State. The sanctions were notionally due to “electoral irregularities”, but the obvious reality is that it’s due to Tanzania’s refusal to toe the Covid line.
Just last month, The Guardian, always the tip of the spear when it comes to “progressive” regime change ran an article headlined:
It’s time for Africa to rein in Tanzania’s anti-vaxxer president
The article makes no mention of goats, papaya and motor oil testing positive for the coronavirus, but does ask – in a very non-partisan, journalistic way:
What is wrong with President John Magufuli? Many people in and outside Tanzania are asking this question.”
Before going on to conclude:
Magufuli [is] fuelling anti-vaxxers as the pandemic and its new variants continue to play out. He needs to be challenged openly and directly. To look on indifferently exposes millions of people in Tanzania and across Africa’s great lakes region – as well as communities across the world – to this deadly and devastating virus.
The author doesn’t say exactly how Magufuli should be “challenged openly and directly”, but that’s not what these articles are for. They exist simply to paint the subject as a villain, and create a climate where “something must be done”. What that “something” is – and, indeed, whether or not it is legal – are none of the Guardian-reading public’s business, and most of them don’t really care.
Oh, by the by, the article is part of the Guardian’s “Global Development” section, which is sponsored by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Just so you know.
So, within two weeks of The Guardian publishing a Gates-sponsored article calling for something to be done about President Magufuli, he has disappeared, allegedly due to Covid. Funny how that works out.
Even if Magufuli miraculously survives his bout of “suspected Covid19”, the writing is on the wall for his political career. The Council on Foreign Relations published this article just yesterday, which goes to great lengths arguing that the President has lost all authority, and concludes:
a bold figure within the ruling party could capitalize on the current episode to begin to reverse course.”
It’s not hard to read the subtext there, if you can even call it “subtext” at all.
If we are about to see the sudden death and/or replacement of the President of Tanzania, he will not be the first African head of state to suffer such a fate in the age of Covid.
Last summer Pierre Nkurunziza, the President of Burundi, refused to play along with Covid and instructed the WHO delegation to leave his country…before dying suddenly of a “heart attack” or “suspected Covid19”. His successor immediately reversed every single one of his Covid policies, including inviting the WHO back to the country.
That was our first Covid coup, and it looks like Tanzania could well be next.
If I were the President of Turkmenistan or Belarus, I wouldn’t be making any longterm plans.
"I HAVE WARNED YOU!"
- Ricardo Maarman to fellow South Africans and Africa
https://www.showusthevirus.info/ - 10. October 2021
Discussion on the Constitutional Court Application - Show us the Virus Matter
01. October 2021
The papers regarding this matter were filed with the Constitutional Court of South Africa on the 27th September 2021. Join Ricardo and myself as we discuss this matter and related issues
SOUTH AFRICA'S HIGHEST COURT SET TO FREE THE CONTINENT FROM THE NEW WORLD ORDER & THE CENTRAL BANK
SA Constitutional Court Case CCT 299/21 - filed 27. September 2021
This is the biggest case in the world right now. Not only are the People of South Africa seeking a ruling to hold their President and Parliament liable for the damages inflected by the Globalist's Covid-Crime Against Humanity, but they are also seeking a ruling that will liquidate their Central Bank in order to pay damages suffered by the People.
Where South Africa goes, so does the entire Continent. This victory will free the People from the Debt-Slavery imposed by the Central Bank fiat-currency system, establish a gold-backed dollar, eliminate corrupt political parties, and establish Africa as the home base from which to begin the Nuremberg 2.0 trials for the Crime Against Humanity that's been inflicted upon the entire world.
This could be the big breakthrough event that the world has been praying for. If the South African Constitutional Court was completely corrupted as the rest of the world, this case would never have gotten to where it is.
Please share, because this is the ruling that will break the back of the New World Order
Sign the Petition and become part of the class action
End Covid Lockdown deception, Demand a Referendum now!
The President of South Africa, Cyril Ramaphosa declared a national State of Disaster in March 2020 based on an alleged deadly virus called Sars-Cov2 that causes a disease called Covid-19. This declaration resulted in the limitation of several rights of the people of South Africa. The President failed to provide proof of the alleged deadly virus and thus he is in breach of his Constitutional obligation to ensure that limitations of the Bill of rights are reasonable and justifiable.
We are approaching the Constitutional Court for a case of State Capture against the Executive, Legislature and SARB.
Executive: they declared and implemented a national State of Disaster without reason and justification.
Legislature: they failed to keep the Executive accountable when the declaration was made and during subsequent extension of the State of Disaster
SARB: they financed the national State of Disaster without verifying the validity thereof.
We intend to seek voluntary resignation of the Executive, Legislature and the governors of SARB; should they fail to do so, the ConCourt must order the President to hold a Referendum on the vote of no confidence on the above respondents.
Why sign this Petition?
Rights 7. (1) This Bill of Rights is a cornerstone of democracy in South Africa. It enshrines the rights of all people in our country and affirms the democratic values of human dignity, equality and freedom. (2) The state must respect, protect, promote and fulfil the rights in the Bill of Rights.
If there is no isolated & purified virus, then there is no justification for the State to take away or limit our rights. Grab this opportunity to reclaim your Constitutional rights!
Sign the Petition and become part of the class action
End the lies and deception
KENYAN DR. WAHOME NGARE TALKS TO THE CORONA COMMITTEE.
Re-published on BITCHUTE August 13th, 2021.
Dr. Wahome Ngare told the Corona Committee about how he believes the Kenyan population were tricked into taking infertility concoctions under the guise of a tetanus vaccine. He also speaks about how the Kenyan government is trying to force all government employees to be injected with an experimental liquid. Dr. Ngare says he is fighting for the rights of these people with the help of the Corona Committee.
THEY SPEAK OUT AND THEY DIE. I WONDER WHY? TANZANIAN PRESIDENT'S DEATH WAS NOT AS THEY SAY...
First published on BITCHUTE August 7th, 2021.
Source: Del Bigtree
Lab-WE CAN ONLY TEST FOR COVID NOT FOR VARIANTS-how do they know there is a Delta Variant "surge"?: https://www.bitchute.com/video/uHKpSK4sFiHT/
NEW SHOCKING SECRETS ABOUT BILL GATES VACCINE EXPOSED, WAKE UP AFRICA BEFORE IS TOO LATE
Watch: The Facts About Bill Gates & Gavi Vaccine & TRUST STAMP / MasterCard
Re-published on BITCHUTE July 20th, 2020.
Voice Tv Nigeria - For more stories visit www.voicetvnigeria.com
SA State vs Maarman
| Ricardo Maarman gives a statement after ruling
Premiered May 28, 2021
According to a vaccine tracker developed by Beijing-based firm Bridge Consulting, China has donated 18.5 million vaccine doses worldwide, with 5.85 million going to Africa, less than half of what has been donated to the Asia Pacific region (but more than what has been given to Latin American countries.)
The country has sold far more vaccines worldwide: 683 million doses, according to Bridge. But Africa has purchased the least amount of the regions tracked by the firm—33 million, the majority by Egypt and Morocco. By comparison, Latin America has purchased 279 million doses, Asia Pacific has purchased 260 million, and Europe has purchased 111 million.
Overall, China’s vaccine outreach in Africa still appears to be rather slow.
“The pace of these deals has picked up; however, the total number of vaccines delivered to Africa by China has remained lowest among the regions,” the firm states. “Overall, China’s vaccine outreach in Africa still appears to be rather slow.”
Professor Stephen Chan, an expert in China-Africa relations at the University of London, explained that this is in part because China still needs vaccines for domestic use, and so cannot manufacture at the rate to satisfy global demand.
But African countries also aren’t able to purchase and distribute the vaccines as quickly as China might have hoped, Chan said. “Despite the standard Chinese model of upfront sweeteners—in this case, donated vaccines— bulk acquisition to meet national needs requires vaccines to be purchased, even if on favorable terms,” Chan said. “The financial capacity to do so, not to mention the logistical capacity actually to use all vaccines available, remains beyond many African countries,” he said.
Of the almost 40 million donated and purchased doses of the Chinese vaccine, so far only 12.3 million doses have been delivered to the continent, with Morocco, Egypt, Zimbabwe, and Guinea alone accounting for 8 million doses of the vaccines delivered, Bridge estimates. The remaining doses are rather small donations made to the other countries in the continent.
Still, with 39.7 million Covid-19 vaccine doses delivered in Africa, according to the World Health Organization, that would mean that approximately one-third of vaccines so far have been Chinese.
Africa has the slowest Covid-19 vaccination rate among all regions and accounts for only 1% of the over 1.3 billion COVID-19 vaccines that have been administered globally.
Most African countries have relied on Covax, a vaccine-sharing initiative by WHO and global vaccine alliance GAVI, which is providing vaccine doses for low-income economies and 49 countries in the continent. African nations have received around 18 million doses from the scheme so far, according to WHO. Though China announced it will donate 10 million doses to the scheme, since none were approved for use by WHO for Covax until recently, the majority of vaccine doses it has donated and exported have been through bilateral channels.
This has led to concerns that China is using the pandemic to enact “vaccine diplomacy,” in which donations and sales of vaccines are done to gain influence and favorable access to African politics and markets.
China’s foreign ministry official Wu Peng told reporters this week that the country was selling vaccines to African nations at “favorable prices,” in contrast to other wealthy nations such as the US which had prioritized vaccinating their own populations first (the US recently pledged that it will donate 80 million vaccine doses but hasn’t specified which countries they will go to). “Aid alone cannot solve Africa’s vaccine issues,” Wu said. “We must support local manufacturing of vaccines in Africa, even though this is difficult due to (low) levels of industrialization.”
“In this extremely unpredictable battle, we should be celebrating every little success.”
The addition of a Chinese vaccine to Covax would boost access in Africa, something that is particularly important right now. The Covax program is experiencing major setbacks as its main supplier, the Serum Institute of India, stopped exporting vaccines in April due to the surge of coronavirus cases in India. The company tweeted on May 18 that it hopes to resume exporting to Covax and individual countries “by the end of this year.”
Dr John Nkengasong, the director of the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention, said this week that the approval of the Sinopharm vaccine was something to be celebrated. “The more vaccines approved by WHO [for] emergency authorization use, the better for everybody. It means that we have more options on the table to use, in terms of rolling out vaccines,” he said. “I’ve always said that in this extremely unpredictable battle, we should be celebrating every little success.”
Professor Francois Venter, a medical professor at Wits University in South Africa and a former advisor on Covid-19 to the South African government, said the WHO approval of the Sinopharm vaccine “gives us confidence in [its] safety and efficacy, and means China and its companies need to start taking responsibility for supplying the world.”
—Carlos Mureithi contributed reporting.
MEDICAL MAFIA ELIMINATING OPPOSITION: MAGUFULI IS NOT THE FIRST!
Video on the Death of the Tanzanian President and its shady links back to the UN, Bill Gates, CDC and people working within Tanzania. Basically a follow the money story, very convincing
If this doesn't tell you we are in a war, nothing will. War not between countries but between the general population and a very wealthy minority who are trying to depopulate (kill en mass) then break down the West into peasantry and servitude for those left. Their reach is everywhere and they are coming after all of us.
This has been in the planning for 40 years, hence the jump on the average person and also the age of the major players. They are virtually in control of all our institutions. The people helping think they will be on that life raft but they won't.
We must protect our own!
Tanzania holds state funeral for John Pombe Magufuli
22. March 2021
A state funeral is being held in Tanzania’s capital, Dodoma, for former President John Pombe Magufuli.
Several African heads of state have arrived for the event including the presidents of Kenya, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Comoros, Mozambique, Zambia and Democratic Republic of Congo.
Mr Magufuli died last Wednesday from what authorities said were heart related complications.
Monday is a public holiday today in Tanzania, as the country enters a third day of bidding farewell to the late Magufuli.
In Dodoma, people have already gathered in large numbers, but the prime minister has announced that there will be no queues for viewing the body on Monday, but instead the coffin will be driven around the stadium for people to catch a final glimpse of the former president.
Over the weekend, tens of thousands of residents in the commercial capital, Dar es Salaam, flooded roads as the coffin was driven around.
Many more flocked to the main stadium where his body was laid for public viewing.
The authorities confirmed on Monday that there was a stampede and an unspecified number of people were injured.
A total of 9 African head of states, two vice presidents, and two PMs from various African countries attended the farewell ceremony of the former president of Tanzania, John Magufuli at Jamuhuri stadium in Dodoma city. Speakers spoke of their relationship with the former president and the legacy he built for Tanzania and Africa at large
Au total, 9 chefs d'État africains, deux vice-présidents et deux PM de divers pays africains ont assisté à la cérémonie d'adieu de l'ancien président de la Tanzanie, John Magufuli, au stade Jamuhuri de Dodoma City. Les orateurs ont parlé de leur relation avec l'ancien président et de l'héritage qu'il a construit pour la Tanzanie et l'Afrique dans son ensemble
(TV Interview) Dave in Tansania where the President passed away
- honouring John #Magufuli (German Sub-Titels)
•Premiered 22. March 2021
UPDATE: Tanzanian police announced Tuesday that actually 45 people had died during a stampede in Dar es Salaam on March 21 as mourners paid their last respects to the late president John Magufuli.
Among others, a woman and four children were killed in a stampede in Tanzania as crowds rushed to mourn Tanzania’s late president John Magufuli at the weekend, a relative told AFP on Tuesday.
A second woman was also missing after going to Uhuru Stadium in Dar es Salaam on Sunday, where tens of thousands gathered to mourn Magufuli whose sudden death after a mysterious short illness was announced last week.
“They went to bid farewell at the stadium, but it turned tragic when there was a stampede,” said Gerald Mtuwa, a relative of the dead woman, by phone from Dar es Salaam.
The children were aged between 5 and 12 years old, he said. The woman killed was mother to two of them, while the other two were her nephews.
Mtuwa said the family has checked hospitals and morgues in the financial capital for the missing woman, but she has not been found and the family fear the worst.
The stampede occurred as mourners crammed the streets around the stadium where Magufuli’s casket was in state at the weekend.
The government announced on 17 March that Magufuli, 61, had died from a long-running heart condition and declared 21 days of mourning.
But the announcement followed a mysterious absence of almost three weeks and questions remain over the true cause of his death, which the opposition has said was from Covid-19.
Magufuli was a Covid-sceptic, a stance which saw Tanzania refuse to issue data on the disease or take any measures to curb the spread of the virus.
His deputy Samia Suluhu Hassan was sworn in Friday to become Tanzania’s first female president.
Magufuli was given a state funeral on Monday in Dodoma at a ceremony attended by African leaders from across the continent.
His casket, at present in the semi-autonomous island of Zanzibar, will be flown to the city of Mwanza on Wednesday before the late president is laid to rest in his ancestral village of Chato in northwest Tanzania on Friday.
Samia Suluhu Hassan sworn in as Tanzania's 6th President.
Samia Suluhu Hassan a prêté serment en tant que 6e président de la Tanzanie.
On 17th March, Vice President Samia Suluhu Hassan of Tanzania announced the demise of her boss and president, John Pombe Magufuli from a heart condition.
On 18th, she was sworn in to complete Magufuli’s second term, which started last year.
Below are what you should know about the new President:
1. Hassan was born on January 27, 1960 in the Sultanate of Zanzibar.
3. She attended different schools all over the world starting from the Zanzibar Institute of Financial Administration, where she studied Statistics, Mzumbe University, the Institute of Management for Leaders, Hyderabad in India, and University of Manchester.
4. Hassan was first elected as a member of the Zanzibar House of Representatives for Special Seat in 2000.
5. Hassan was elected to the National Assembly in a landslide win in 2010 as the lawmaker representing Makunduchi constituency.
6. In 2014, former President Jakaya Kikwete appointed her Minister of State for Union matters for the office of the Vice President.
7. In the same year, she was also elected the Vice chairperson for the Constitutional Assembly – the body tasked with drafting the country’s new constitution.
8. In July 2015, she became the first female candidate on the ballot of the ruling party in Tanzania when Magufuli picked her as his running mate ahead of the country’s general elections.
9. Hassan is the second female vice-president in East Africa since Uganda’s Specioza Naigaga Wandira who was in office from 1994 to 2003.
10. Hassan is married to Hafidh Ameir and together they have three sons and a daughter, Mwanu Hafidh Ameir, who is a lawmaker.
Tributes to Magufuli pour in from across Africa
By Chrispin Mwakideu - 18. March 2021
Messages of condolences from leaders in Africa and the rest of the world have been pouring in as Tanzania comes to terms with the death of President John Magufuli. A succession plan has already been set in motion.
The death of president Magufuli has made headlines across the continent
Most residents of Tanzania's semi-autonomous island of Zanzibar heard the news of Magufuli's death on Thursday morning. Some of them told DW that they could not imagine Tanzania without Magufuli at the helm.
"It is a huge tragedy, and we are all confused," one Zanzibari said. "He was the [Chama cha Mapinduzi (CCM)] party leader and also president of the republic."
A woman who broke down in tears said the news of the president's death had come as a great shock. "He was a doer, a president who took action."
For Cathrine Peternao, Zanzibar's CCM spokesperson, President Magufuli boosted Tanzanians' confidence in their country. "We had no clue, but he brought us together and told us, 'this is how Tanzania looks like'," Peternao told DW.
Tanzanian President John Magufuli dies at age 61
A gap hard to fill
For those who admired the populist leader, the gap he has left on the political stage will be hard to fill. "What I can say about our president is that when we say he left a vacuum, we really mean that," Tanzania's speaker of the national assembly, Job Ndugai, said.
"He was someone who loved Tanzania. He sacrificed a lot for Tanzanians. His contribution to Tanzania's development is immense, especially in the infrastructure sector — roads, airports, ports, air transport, building vessels on lakes, our ocean. Indeed he has served Tanzanians," Ndugai told DW.
But for those who questioned Magufuli's leadership style, particularly his icy relationship with the media and erosion of democratic rights, this could be an opportunity to usher in a new political era. "I am not saying that he disliked the media. In my opinion, he was wary of the press," Salum Vuai, a sociologist, told DW. "In some conflicts around the world, the media is known to have played a key role."
The late Magufuli would have finished his second term in 2025
Tributes from the region and beyond
News of Magufuli's death sent shockwaves across the east and central African region. In neighboring Kenya, where his absence had generated a lot of interest. President Uhuru Kenyatta Thursday announced a one-week mourning period.
He also ordered the flags be flown at half-mast in the country and all embassies and consulates. "I have lost a fellow leader. Kenya stands with the nation of Tanzania at this time," Kenyatta said.
Kenya's opposition leader Raila Odinga, a close ally of the late Tanzania president, tweeted that Magufuli had put Tanzania on the world map.
"I want to offer my deepest condolences to Tanzanians for the loss of their president," Husna, a resident in Kenya's capital Nairobi told DW.
"He used his presidency to lift poor Tanzanians, "Hassan Wanini, another Nairobi resident, said. "We are all mourning."
Rwandan President Paul Kagame took to Twitter to express his sympathy with Tanzanians.
"We are very shocked by the death of the Tanzanian president," Togo's foreign minister, Robert Dussey, told DW "The situation that the African continent and each of our countries are going through today [COVID-19], it deserves that we become much more aware of what is at stake for our countries.
Dussey offered condolences to the people of Tanzania but declined to be drawn on speculation over the cause of death. "We don't want to get involved in this controversy. But whether he died from COVID-19 or not, one thing is clear: we have to be very careful. We are in a pandemic, and the only thing we can do is protect ourselves," he said.
The US issued a statement saying it "remains committed to continuing to support Tanzanians as they advocate for respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms and work to combat the pandemic. UK's Prime Minister Boris Johnson also tweeted a message of condolence.
'First Burundi's Nkurunziza, now Magufuli'
In the volatile eastern region of the Democratic Republic of Congo, people on Thursday put aside their security fears to reflect on Magufuli. "Even though I never met him, I cried," Theodile Bulabula, a Bukavu resident, told DW. "In Bukavu, we used to joke that Tanzania should loan us Magufuli so that he can help develop our country."
According to Robert Kazaroho, leader of the CPPD party in Bukavu, Magufuli's death results from a political battle against Africa. "Pierre Nkurunziza [late Burundian president] and John Magufuli were both strong skeptics of COVID-19, and both died under mysterious circumstances," Kazaroho told DW. "We believe that this was planned by those who brought COVID."
The challenge facing Magufuli's successor
The Tanzanian constitution stipulates that the vice president take up the president's role if the president dies or is incapable of performing his duties. This task now falls to Samia Suluhu Hassan.
According to Tanzania's constitution, Vice President Samia Suluhu Hassan is now the acting president
Once sworn in, she will make history as the first woman to lead a nation in East Africa. The 61-year-old politician is expected to serve as president until the end of 2025, when the next presidential elections are scheduled. The incoming president will have to contend with the coronavirus pandemic, which has killed several prominent politicians. She will also have to decide whether to adopt the same COVID-skeptic stance as Magufuli or impose strict measures to control the spread of the virus.
However, Jebra Kambole, a Tanzanian legal expert, said the constitution does not give a specific timeframe when the deputy president must be sworn in.
"Our constitution is very clear. The presidency vacancy can not have a vacuum," Zitto Kabwe, opposition Leader for the ACT-Wazalendo party in Tanzania, said. "This is the first time for the Republic of Tanzania to lose the president while in office, so it is something new to our country," Kabwe told DW, adding that it is an enormous tragedy. "So now we have a new president-elect, who has not been sworn in. We expect that the authorities will act on this as soon as possible."
It remains to be seen whether the incoming president will impose strict Covid measures in Tanzania
There is no other person mandated to take over the presidency rather than the vice president. "I expect Samia Suluhu Hassan to take over as the next president of the United Republic of Tanzania," lawyer Kambole said.
Lilian Mtono, Mitima Delachance, Thelma Mwadzaya, Salma Said and Carole Assignon contributed to this article.
18. March 2021
African leaders as well as world leaders send their sincere condolences to the family of president John Magufuli and to the Republic of Tanzania at large.
Samia Hassan Suluhu (born 27 January 1960) is a Tanzanian CCM politician and the designated President of Tanzania, due to be sworn into office following the death of president John Magufuli on 17 March 2021.
18. March 2021
It seems the African presidents that rejected WHO and the covid19 testing and vaccines are now dead, mysteriously both from a heart condition. First the Burundi President age 55 and now the Tanzanian President age 61.
Tanzania President John Magufuli is dead
By Oliver Mathenge - 17. March 2021
• Hassan said that Magufuli was hospitalised on March 6 at the Jakaya Kikwete Cardiac Institute.
• This comes after weeks of speculation on his whereabouts with the suspicion that he had been hospitalised for Covid-19.
In a televised address on Wednesday night, Tanzania vice-president Samia Suluhu Hassan said that Magufuli had died of heart complications.
Hassan said that Magufuli was hospitalised on March 6 at the Jakaya Kikwete Cardiac Institute and died at Mzena State Hospital in Dar es Salaam.
She also announced that the country would get into a 14-day period of mourning as arrangements for the burial are made.
During this period, all flags in Tanzania will fly at half-mast, Hassan announced.
President John Magufuli, nicknamed "The Bulldozer" Image: Getty Images
This comes after weeks of speculation on his whereabouts with the suspicion that he had been hospitalised for Covid-19.
Last week, there were reports that the Tanzania president was seeking treatment in Kenya.
After hours of frenzied social media speculation on whether Magufuli had been admitted to the Nairobi Hospital with Covid-19, the government on March 1o put out a statement saying he was not in Kenya.
In a brief one-word statement, Foreign Affairs Principal Secretary Macharia Kamau told the Star "No". This was after he was asked to confirm if Magufuli was admitted to the top city hospital.
Magufuli, who has in the past year proclaimed there was no Covid in Tanzania, had been rumoured to have been struck by the virus and flown to Nairobi on March 8 via an Amref Flying Doctors service.
In Tanzania, authorities kept a studious silence, sparking off talk of Magufuli's whereabouts.
Magufuli, 61, had last been seen in public on February 24 during a tour of the commercial hub, Dar es Salaam, where he inspected projects and addressed public gatherings.
Magufuli was born on October 29, 1959 in Chato, north-western Tanzania and has been in office since 2015 as the fifth president.
He has previously served as a deputy minister and minister in previous administrations in Tanzania.
Magufuli was serving his second term that was to run until 2025 after controversially winning the Presidential election in 2020.
In its final results, the NEC said the president took 84 per cent of the vote, while opposition candidate Tundu Lissu received 13 per cent.
NAIROBI, Kenya — President John Magufuli of Tanzania, a populist leader who played down the seriousness of the coronavirus pandemic and steered his country away from democratic ideals, died on Wednesday in the port city of Dar es Salaam. He was 61.
Vice President Samia Suluhu Hassan said in a brief televised address that Mr. Magufuli had died of heart complications while being treated at Mzena Hospital. The announcement followed more than a week of intense speculation that Mr. Magufuli was critically ill with Covid-19 — reports that senior government officials had repeatedly denied.
Ms. Hassan did not specify Mr. Magufuli’s underlying illness but said that he had suffered from chronic atrial fibrillation for more than a decade. She announced 14 days of national mourning and said that flags would fly at half-staff nationwide.
According to the Tanzanian Constitution, Ms. Hassan will be sworn in as president to serve the remainder of the five-year term that Mr. Magufuli began when he won re-election last October. The move will make her Tanzania’s first female leader.
But the leader, popularly known as “the Bulldozer,” was soon accused of muzzling dissent, rolling back freedom of expression and association, and pushing through laws that shored up his Party of the Revolution’s grip on power.
That marked a sharp departure from policies of his two immediate predecessors, who had promoted their East African nation as a peaceful, business-friendly democracy.
During his first term, Mr. Magufuli’s government banned opposition rallies, revoked the licenses of nongovernmental organizations and introduced laws that critics said repressed independent reporting. He also said that pregnant girls should not be allowed in school.
Rights groups accused his government of failing to carry out credible investigations into the killings, abductions and persecution of journalists who were critical of the government and opposition figures.
On voting day, at least 10 people were killed when violence broke out in the semiautonomous archipelago of Zanzibar after citizens said they had seen soldiers delivering marked ballots.
Mr. Magufuli won that election with 84 percent of the vote amid accusations of widespread fraud and irregularities. Tundu Lissu, the main opposition candidate running against him, was accused of trying to overthrow the government and had to leave the country. He remains in exile in Belgium.
Over the past year, Mr. Magufuli came under intense criticism at home and abroad for his handling of the coronavirus pandemic. He railed against masks and social distancing, promoted unproven remedies as cures and said that God had helped the country eliminate the virus.
Tanzania has not shared data on the coronavirus with the World Health Organization since April, and it has reported just 509 cases and 21 deaths, figures that have been widely viewed with skepticism.
As vaccine rollouts began worldwide, Mr. Magufuli discouraged the Health Ministry from securing doses for Tanzania.
“Vaccines don’t work,” he claimed in a speech to a maskless crowdin late January. “If the white man was able to come up with vaccinations, then vaccines for AIDS would have been brought. Vaccines for tuberculosis would have made it a thing of the past. Vaccines for malaria would have been found. Vaccines for cancer would have been found.”
Such statements drew condemnation from the World Health Organization as well as the Roman Catholic Church in Tanzania. Dr. Matshidiso Moeti, the W.H.O. regional director for Africa, urged the Tanzanian government to prepare the infrastructure to distribute the doses, writing on Twitter, “Science shows that #VaccinesWork.”
In February, the United States Embassy in Tanzania warned of “a significant increase in the number of Covid-19 cases” and said that “limited hospital capacity throughout Tanzania could result in life-threatening delays for emergency medical care.”
Mr. Magufuli’s death came just days after speculation that he was sick with the virus. The rumors started swirling after Mr. Lissu, the opposition figure in exile, said that the president had Covid-19 and was being treated in a hospital in neighboring Kenya.
Mr. Lissu urged the authorities to disclose the whereabouts of the president, who had not been seen in public for almost two weeks. Mr. Magufuli did not attend a virtual summit for leaders of the East African regional bloc on Feb. 27.
Tanzanian officials had dismissed the speculation and said that Mr. Magufuli was working as usual.
After Mr. Magufuli’s death was announced on Wednesday, the leader of opposition party Act Wazalendo called on Tanzanians to show “patience and understanding” as the country undergoes a critical transitional period.
John Pombe Joseph Magufuli was born on Oct. 29, 1959, in the district of Chato in northwestern Tanzania. He earned a bachelor’s degree in education from the University of Dar es Salaam and, in 2009, a doctorate in chemistry from the same university, according to the presidential office’s website.
Before becoming president, he was a member of Tanzania’s Parliament and held a number of cabinet posts. He developed a reputation for fighting corruption while working in cabinet positions, including as the minister of lands, fisheries and public works.
Mr. Magufuli is survived by his wife, Janet, a primary-school teacher; and two children.
Abdi Latif Dahir is the East Africa correspondent. He joined The Times in 2019 after covering East Africa for Quartz for three years. He lives in Nairobi, Kenya. @Lattif
Tanzania's President John Magufuli dead at 61
By Reuters - 17. March 2021
NAIROBI - Tanzania’s President John Magufuli, one of Africa’s most prominent coronavirus sceptics, has died aged 61, Vice President Samia Suluhu Hassan said on Wednesday after a more than two-week absence from public life that led to speculation about his health.
She said he died from the heart disease that had plagued him for a decade. She said burial arrangements were under way and announced 14 days of mourning and the flying of flags at half staff. State television broadcast mournful and religious songs.
Magufuli, had not been seen in public since Feb. 27, sparking rumours that he had contracted COVID-19. Officials denied on March 12 that he had fallen ill and on Monday the vice president urged Tanzanians not to listen to rumours from outside the country and said it was normal for a human being to be checked for the flu or fever..
“Dear Tanzanians, it is sad to announce that today 17 March 2021 around 6 p.m. we lost our brave leader, President John Magufuli who died from heart disease at Mzena hospital in Dar es Salaam where he was getting treatment,” the vice president said on state broadcaster TBC.
He was Tanzania’s first president to die while in office.
Prime Minister Kassim Majaliwa said on Friday that he had spoken to Magufuli, and blamed the narrative of the president’s ailment on some “hateful” Tanzanians living abroad.
Tundu Lissu, Magufuli’s main rival in the October election when the president won a second five-year term, had suggested Tanzania’s leader had been flown to Kenya for treatment for COVID-19 and then moved to India in a coma.
After the death was announced, opposition leader Zitto Kabwe said he had spoken to Vice President Hassan to offer condolences for Magufuli’s death. “The nation will remember him for his contribution to the development of our country,” Kabwe said in a statement published on Twitter.
HASSAN WOULD BE FIRST FEMALE PRESIDENTAccording to Tanzania’s Constitution, Vice President Hassan, 61, should assume the presidency for the remainder of the five-year term that Magufuli began serving last year after winning a second term. She would be the East African nation’s first female president.
Born in the semi-autonomous archipelago of Zanzibar, Hassan studied economics in Britain, worked for the U.N.’s World Food Programme and then held various government posts prior to becoming Tanzania’s first female vice president in 2015.
Hassan said Magufuli was admitted on March 6 to Jakaya Kikwete Cardiac Institute for heart problems and discharged the next day. A week later he felt bad and was rushed to Mzena hospital where he was getting treatment under supervision of doctors from the cardiac institute, she said.
In Dar es Salaam, the country’s commercial capital with more than two million residents, the streets were empty when news of Magufuli’s death was announced just before midnight.
“I remember him since his days when he was minister of works and then he became president, a president who worked hard that even if you didn’t agree with him it got to a point that you agreed with him. I appreciated him, he did a really good job,” one man, Patrice Tarimo, said in Dar es Salaam after hearing the news.
Nicknamed “The Bulldozer” because of his reputation for pushing through policies despite opposition, Magufuli frustrated the World Health Organization (WHO) during the pandemic by playing down the threat from COVID-19, saying god and remedies such as steam inhalation would protect Tanzanians.
The former chemistry teacher had mocked coronavirus tests, denounced vaccines as part of a Western conspiracy to take Africa’s wealth, and opposed mask-wearing and social distancing.
Tanzania stopped reporting coronavirus data in May last year when it had reported 509 cases and 21 deaths, according to the WHO, which has urged the government to be more transparent.
He was re-elected for a second term in 2020, winning 84% of the vote in an election the opposition said was marred by irregularities and whose results it rejected.
Reporting by Nairobi newsroom; Writing by Maggie Fick; Editing by William Maclean and Howard Goller
BREAKING: Tanzanian President John Magufuli died of heart complications at the age of 61 in a hospital in the port city of Dar es Salaam on Wednesday, Vice President Samia Suluhu Hassan said.
RUPTURE: Le président tanzanien John Magufuli est décédé mercredi de complications cardiaques à l'âge de 61 ans dans un hôpital de la ville portuaire de Dar es Salaam, a déclaré la vice-présidente Samia Suluhu Hassan.
Tanzania Vice President, Samia Suluhu, urges Tanzanians to work together, be united and build the nation amids rumours concerning President Dr. Magufuli
Patriot Africa News @Patriot_Africa_News - 16. March 2021
“As a country, we must work together, be united and build our nation. Most of the rumours that are circulating have come from outside the country. I ask you to ignore them,”-Vice President, Samia Suluhu answers questions on the whereabouts of the President of Tanzania, John Magufuli, as claims emerged on social media that he was in Nairobi for treatment against Covid-19.
«En tant que pays, nous devons travailler ensemble, être unis et bâtir notre nation. La plupart des rumeurs qui circulent proviennent de l'extérieur du pays. Je vous demande de les ignorer », - La vice-présidente, Samia Suluhu, répond aux questions sur le sort du président de la Tanzanie, John Magufuli, alors que des allégations ont émergé sur les médias sociaux selon lesquelles il était à Nairobi pour se faire soigner contre Covid-19.
PM Wants Tanzanians to Ignore Magufuli Health Questions
Prime Minister Kassim Majaliwa has asked Tanzanians to ignore what he called "online detractors" who want to cause panic about the health of President John Magufuli, who has not been seen in public in over two weeks. This has sparked widespread speculation on his wellbeing and whereabouts. Police in Tanzania have arrested four people for spreading false information on social media about the health of senior government officials. One of the country's main opposition parties has issued a statement saying it has confirmed beyond doubt that President Magufuli is ill and calling on the government to "explain the mystery" surrounding the president's absence. Main opposition leader Tundu Lissu, exiled in Belgium, has said on Twitter that his sources have told him that Magufuli is "on life support with Covid and paralyzed on one side and from the waist down after a stroke".
Tanzanian Prime Minister Kassim Majaliwa said Friday that President John Magufuli was "strong and working hard as usual", dismissing fears he was ill after an extended public absence.
Magufuli has not been seen in public since February 27, and has failed to make an appearance even to appease days of rumours he is gravely ill with Covid-19, which have caused panic on social media.
"I want to assure Tanzanians that your president is strong and working hard as usual. You should not worry," Majaliwa told a mosque in the southern region of Njombe, in a video posted online.
"I even talked with him this morning about my trip in Njombe and he told me to greet you on his behalf. I talked with him on phone from Dar es Salaam and I was in Dodoma," said Majaliwa.
The comments are the first direct rebuttal of rumours that Magufuli is ill.
Tanzania's information minister and justice minister have this week only threatened those spreading rumours with jail time, without directly addressing the concerns.
The main opposition party Chadema on Friday again called for an explanation on where the president is.
"We are forced to ask this since the president appeared in public some two weeks ago and no official statement has been issued after media reports that he was hospitalised. We have the right to know this," said Chadema secretary general John Mnyika at a press briefing.
Chadema's opposition candidate in presidential elections last year, Tundu Lissu, wrote on Twitter earlier this week that "the president's wellbeing is a matter of grave public concern".
He says his sources indicate Magufuli has been flown to India for health reasons, while a newspaper in Kenya said he was hospitalised in Nairobi.
None of these reports have been confirmed.
Magufuli insisted for months that Covid-19 had been fended off by prayer, refusing measures such as masks and lockdowns. But last month he conceded it was still circulating after the vice-president of semi-autonomous Zanzibar was revealed to have died of the virus.
Several Tanzanian officials have died recently, while the finance minister appeared last month coughing and gasping at a press conference outside a hospital to dispel rumours he had died of Covid-19.
Tanzania stopped releasing data on Covid-19 in April 2020 and in January Magufuli said vaccines for the disease were "dangerous".
Tanzania's minister for legal affairs on Thursday threatened those spreading "nonsense" rumours over the health of President John Magufuli with jail, without offering details of the leader's whereabouts.
Tanzania's opposition leader Tundu Lissu has demanded information on where Magufuli is, suggesting the president is sick with Covid-19 and fuelling a storm of rumours on social media in recent days.
Magufuli has not been seen in public since February 27, and much of the speculation has come from his unusual absence from two Sunday church services and his skipping a regional summit of heads of state.
"The country's leader is not a parish worker who should always appear in church duties. The country's leader is not a TV host whose absence in a show you can question. The country's leader is not a leader of a jogging club who should always appear in the streets," the minister Mwigulu Nchemba posted on Twitter.
Lissu wrote on Twitter earlier this week that "the president's wellbeing is a matter of grave public concern".
Commenting on Lissu's posts, Nchemba warned of the country's stiff cybercrimes laws, such as the publication of "false information" which can lead to a three-year jail term.
"Let's stop this nonsense even if we have nothing to do."
Information Minister Innocent Bashungwa again warned about "using rumours to spark panic in the country."
Kenya's Daily Nation newspaper reported Wednesday that "an African leader" from a neighbouring country was admitted to a Nairobi hospital.
However despite the mounting pressure, no official statement on the exact whereabouts of Magufuli has been forthcoming.
Magufuli insisted for months that Covid-19 had been fended off by prayer, refusing measures such as masks and lockdowns, but last month conceded it was still circulating after the vice-president of semi-autonomous Zanzibar was revealed to have died of the virus.
Magufuli revealed that some of his aides and family members had contracted Covid-19 but recovered.
"Let us all depend on God as we also take other preventive measures. I put God first and that is why I do not wear a mask," he has said.
Several Tanzanian officials have died recently, while the finance minister appeared last month coughing and gasping at a press conference outside a hospital to dispel rumours he had died of Covid-19.
Tanzania stopped releasing data on Covid-19 in April 2020 and in January Magufuli said vaccines for the disease were "dangerous".
By AJ - 11. March 2021
Tanzania’s main opposition leader has said President John Magufuli, an avowed coronavirus sceptic out of public view for nearly two weeks, is in India receiving medical treatment for COVID-19 and is in a serious condition.
Tundu Lissu, who lost last year’s election to Magufuli, on Thursday cited medical and security sources in Kenya for his information that the president had been transferred from a hospital in Kenya to India and was in a coma – but did not provide evidence.
Tanzanian government spokesmen have stayed mum during days of speculation over the 61-year-old Magufuli’s whereabouts and health.
In power since 2015 and nicknamed “The Bulldozer”, Magufuli was last seen on February 27 looking his normal robust self during a ceremony at State House in Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania’s largest city.
Lissu told the news agency Reuters that Magufuli was flown to Kenya’s Nairobi Hospital at the start of this week and then on to an unknown destination in India. “He’s comatose since yesterday morning,” he said, without elaborating.
Kenya’s Nation newspaper cited unidentified political and diplomatic sources on Wednesday saying that an African leader, which it did not name, was being treated for COVID-19 on a ventilator at a Nairobi hospital.
India’s foreign ministry and its high commission in Nairobi had no immediate comment.
‘COVID denialism in tatters’
Magufuli has played down the threat from COVID-19, saying God and remedies such as steam inhalation would protect Tanzanians. He has mocked coronavirus tests, denounced vaccines as part of a Western conspiracy to take Africa’s wealth, and opposed mask-wearing and social distancing.
“His COVID denialism in tatters, his prayer-over-science folly has turned into a deadly boomerang,” Lissu tweeted in the early hours of Thursday.
According to Tanzania’s constitution, Vice President Samia Suluhu Hassan would take over for the rest of the five-year term if the president is unable to discharge duties.
World Health Organization’s Africa director, Matshidiso Moeti, told a news conference on Thursday that she had no direct information on Magufuli’s health and it would be unwise to speculate. She noted that Tanzania now recognised the danger of COVID-19 following two senior officials’ death and said more data would be welcome.
“Whatever is the case with President Magufuli, we can only wish him well if these stories are indeed true, and we very much reiterate our preparedness to support the government and the people of Tanzania,” she said.
Tanzania stopped reporting coronavirus data in May last year when it said it had 509 cases and 21 deaths, according to data held at the WHO. In January, Magufuli said vaccines for the disease were “dangerous”.
“Vaccines are not good. If they were, then the white man would have brought vaccines for HIV/AIDS,” he said earlier this year.
However, in February in a surprise change in the official stance on coronavirus, Magufuli said the government had not forbidden the wearing of masks and encouraged those who wanted to do so.
However, he warned against what he claimed were faulty face coverings on sale in the country, suggesting that high coronavirus-related death rates worldwide could be linked to the uptake of such products and claiming those in Tanzania’s rural areas were less likely to fall victim to the virus because they tended not to wear them.
“The government has not forbidden mask-wearing. But we have to be careful about which masks we wear. We will perish. Don’t think we’re loved so much. Economic war is bad,” Magufuli told a congregation at a church service in Dar-es-Salaam.
“These masks which we buy in the shops- we’re killing ourselves,” he argued, before advising Tanzanians to either to make the masks themselves or use those produced locally.
SOURCE : AL JAZEERA AND NEWS AGENCIES
By Duncan Miriri - 11. March 2021
NAIROBI (Reuters) - Tanzania's main opposition leader said on Thursday that President John Magufuli, an avowed COVID-19 sceptic out of public view for nearly two weeks, is in India receiving medical treatment for the virus and is in a serious condition.
Tundu Lissu, who lost last year's election to Magufuli, cited medical and security sources in Kenya for his information that the president had been transferred from hospital in Kenya to India and was in a coma - but did not provide evidence.
Tanzanian government spokesmen have stayed mum during days of speculation over the 61-year-old Magufuli's whereabouts and health. Representatives of Kenya's and India's governments also contacted by Reuters have not given information either.
In power since 2015 and nicknamed "The Bulldozer," Magufuli was last seen on Feb. 27 looking his normal robust self during a ceremony at State House in Dar es Salaam.
Lissu told Reuters that Magufuli was flown to Kenya's Nairobi Hospital at the start of this week and then on to an unknown destination in India. "He’s comatose since yesterday morning," he told Reuters, without elaborating.
Kenya's Nation newspaper cited unidentified political and diplomatic sources on Wednesday saying that an African leader, which it did not name, was being treated for COVID-19 on a ventilator at Nairobi Hospital. [L1N2L80WJ]
Hospital representatives told Reuters they had no information to disclose. Magufuli's director of communications Gerson Msigwa and government spokesman Hassan Abbas have not responded to Reuters messages seeking comment.
India's foreign ministry and its high commission, or embassy, in Nairobi had no immediate comment.
'COVID DENIALISM IN TATTERS'
Magufuli has played down the threat from COVID-19, saying God and remedies such as steam inhalation would protect Tanzanians. He has mocked coronavirus tests, denounced vaccines as part of a Western conspiracy to take Africa's wealth, and opposed mask-wearing and social distancing.
"His COVID denialism in tatters, his prayer-over-science folly has turned into a deadly boomerang," Lissu tweeted in the early hours of Thursday.
According to Tanzania's constitution, Vice President Samia Suluhu Hassan would take over for the rest of the five-year term if the president is unable to discharge duties.
Tanzania stopped reporting coronavirus data in May last year when it said it had 509 cases and 21 deaths, according to data held at the World Health Organization (WHO).
WHO Africa director Matshidiso Moeti told a news conference on Thursday that she had no direct information on Magufuli's health and it would be unwise to speculate. She noted that Tanzania now recognised the danger of COVID-19 following two senior officials' deaths and said more data would be welcome.
"Whatever is the case with President Magufuli, we can only wish him well if these stories are indeed true, and we very much reiterate our preparedness to support the government and the people of Tanzania," she said.
Magufuli, a former chemistry professor from the village of Chato in northwest Tanzania, rose up the political ladder fast after winning a parliament seat in 1995. Elected president in 2015, he has faced accusations from Western countries and opposition parties of eroding democracy, which he denies.
TV footage showed Magufuli on Jan. 8 thanking China's senior diplomat Wang Yi for turning up without a mask to meet him during a tour of Africa. Magufuli said that demonstrated the minister was aware Tanzania was free of COVID-19 and proceeded to shake his hand in front of cameras as both men smiled.
Other Chinese officials present did wear masks.
(Reporting by Duncan Miriri and David Lewis in Nairobi; Giulia Paravicini in Addis Ababa; Alexander Winning in Johannesburg; Writing by Andrew Cawthorne, Editing by William Maclean)
By David Lewis and Duncan Miriri - 10. March 2021
NAIROBI (Reuters) - Tanzania's main opposition leader has demanded information on the health of President John Magufuli, a prominent COVID-19 sceptic whose absence from public view has brought speculation he is receiving medical treatment abroad.
Tanzania's government has made no official comment.
The Nation newspaper in neighbouring Kenya reported that an African leader not seen in public for nearly two weeks was being treated for COVID-19 on a ventilator at Nairobi Hospital, a private hospital in the Kenyan capital.
It cited unidentified political and diplomatic sources for the report and did not identify the leader.
Magufuli, a 61-year-old leader nicknamed "The Bulldozer," was last seen in public on Feb. 27 looking his normal self as he swore in a new chief secretary at State House in Tanzania's commercial capital Dar es Salaam.
He has been out of public view for periods in the past.
"The president's wellbeing is a matter of grave public concern. What's it with Magufuli that we don't deserve to know?", opposition leader Tundu Lissu said in a tweet late on Tuesday as rumours flew on Tanzanian social media.
"It's a sad comment on his stewardship of our country that it's come to this: that he himself had get COVID-19 and be flown out to Kenya in order to prove that prayers, steam inhalations and other unproven herbal concoctions he’s championed are no protection against coronavirus!" added Lissu, without providing evidence.
On Wednesday, Lissu told Reuters that multiple sources had told him that Magufuli was in Nairobi Hospital but that there were now plans afoot to move him to India.
Reuters was unable to confirm the accounts from the Nation or Lissu. Kenya's Foreign Ministry and Nairobi Hospital both said they had no information to disclose.
Magufuli's director of communications Gerson Msigwa and government spokesman Hassan Abbas did not respond to Reuters messages left seeking comment.
'VACCINES ARE NOT GOOD'
Magufuli has played down the threat of COVID-19 in Tanzania and scoffed at global panic. He urged Tanzanians to put faith in prayer and homespun remedies such as steam inhalation rather than vaccines, which he said were dangerous and part of a Western conspiracy.
"Vaccines are not good. If they were, then the white man would have brought vaccines for HIV/AIDS," he said earlier this year. Last year he dismissed coronavirus testing kits, which he said had returned positive results on a goat and pawpaw fruit.
Tanzania stopped reporting coronavirus data in May last year when it said it had 509 cases and 21 deaths, according to data held at the World Health Organization, which has called on the country to share its information.
Fuelling concern about a possible hidden epidemic, a top opposition politician on Tanzania's autonomous Zanzibar archipelago, Seif Sharif Hamad, died last month of what his party said was COVID-19.
Even as COVID-19 spread around Africa, Tanzanians were still allowed to gather, for example to watch sport.
Magufuli was first elected in 2015 and beat Lissu to win re-election last year. He has faced accusations from Western countries and opposition parties of eroding democracy, which he denies.
Magufuli has a history of heart issues, according to a senior Tanzanian medic close to the government who asked not to be identified, and a private security official in Kenya with extensive official contacts in Tanzania.
(Reporting by Duncan Miriri and David Lewis; Writing by Andrew Cawthorne; Editing by Peter Graff and Philippa Fletcher)
Did the following article by the Bill and Melinda Gates Founsation financed THE GUARDIAN actually trigger the killing of President Magafuli and call in the hit-squad ? Was the British MI6 involved?
It's time for Africa to rein in Tanzania's anti-vaxxer president
By Vava Tampa - 08. February 2021
John Magufuli’s cavalier disregard of Covid’s impact in the great lakes region is fuelling conspiracies and endangering lives
What is wrong with President John Magufuli? Many people in and outside Tanzania are asking this question.
Magufuli claimed last year that God had eliminated Covid in the east African country of 60 million people, and has since made dismissing Covid vaccineshis central priority – leaving many people asking: why?
In politics, there are generally two ways of making decisions. The first is evidence-based, weighing the pros and cons and choosing the best option; the greatest good for the greatest number.
The other is a populist approach, hell-bent against facts, science and logic. In a global pandemic where more than 2 million people have died, that is catastrophic.
The Tanzanian president seems to be taking populism to a whole new level.
Maybe he is under the influence of the same rabid anti-lockdown social media messaging that has persuaded some of my family and friends that Bill Gates or 5G have created the virus. But regardless of Magufuli’s cavalier motivation, these stances are adanger to public health. People are being exposed to suffering, and in some cases death.
Although the virus’s effect on Africa – including the numbers hospitalised or being tested – has not been quantified, the grim facts are crystal clear from within Magufuli’s own circle.
He knows Ghana’s former president, Jerry John Rawlings, has died from the virus. So too has former Congo-Brazzaville president Jacques Joaquim Yhombi-Opango. Last month four Zimbabwe cabinet ministers, including Sibusiso Moyo, the army general turned foreign minister who helped oust Robert Mugabe, died of Covid. In Malawi, four government officials, including two cabinet ministers, succumbed.
In Eswatini (formerly Swaziland), the prime minister, Ambrose Dlamini, fell to the virus. Sudan’s last democratically elected prime minister, Sadiq al-Mahdi, has died, as has Libya’s former prime minister, Mahmoud Jibril, and Somalia’s former prime minister, Nur Hassan Hussein. In Burundi, Tanzania’s neighbour, two former presidents – Pierre Nkurunziza and Pierre Buyoya – have died from Covid-19. The African Union secured 270m doses of Covid vaccine for member states to supplement their efforts, highlighting the strong resurgence in cases and deaths that is sweeping through the continent.
Yet Magufuli sticks bizarrely to asserting that Covid is a hoax. Instead of supporting lockdowns, and encouraging mask wearing as we prepare to mark the sombre anniversary of one year since the virus arrived in Africa, he has chosen to directly contradict local, regional and international efforts to defeat it.
According to Magufuli, who ordered officials to stop reporting Covid cases last May, when there were 509 infections and 21 deaths, Tanzania is Covid-free; an alleged status the country shares with North Korea and Turkmenistan. In a bizarre scene last month, Magufuli praised China’s foreign minister, Wang Yi, for not wearing a face mask during a visit to the country, as though this were a good thing.
You really have to wonder, just what is wrong with Magufuli? In his crusade as an anti-vaxxer president, he has gone from repeatedly playing down the virus and mocking World Health Organization guidance to falsely claiming that Tanzania is Covid-free, and now to outrightly attacking his people for being vaccinated, fuelling denialism and conspiracies.
For a continent already battered by health and social issues, including hunger, malaria, displacement, unemployment, violence and insecurity, Magufuli’s unconscionable stance should compel us all to act.
Magufuli, who won another five-year term amid fraud allegations in 2020, is still fuelling anti-vaxxers as the pandemic and its new variants continue to play out. He needs to be challenged openly and directly. To look on indifferently exposes millions of people in Tanzania and across Africa’s great lakes region – as well as communities across the world – to this deadly and devastating virus.
Tanzania refuses COVID-19 vaccines
WORLD REPORT| VOLUME 397, ISSUE 10274, P566, FEBRUARY 13, 2021
Published:February 13, 2021DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(21)00362-7
Government officials have dismissed COVID-19 vaccines and promoted unfounded remedies. Munyaradzi Makoni reports.
On Feb 2, 2021, in Dodoma, Tanzania's capital, the health minister announced that the country “has no plans in place to accept COVID-19 vaccines”. The message follows days after President John Magufuli expressed doubt about vaccines sourced abroad, without offering evidence. He said the health ministry will only adopt vaccinations after they had been certified by Tanzania's own experts.
“We are not yet satisfied that those vaccines have been clinically proven safe”, Health Minister Dorothy Gwajima told the news conference, flanked by unmasked government health officials.
In the glare of cameras, Gwajima and the health officials drank a herbal concoction including ginger, garlic, and lemons, and inhaled steam from herbs, promoting them as natural means of killing the virus. Gwajima went on to warn journalists about reporting unofficial figures on COVID-19 or any disease.
Tanzania's COVID-19 response is distressing. At the government-run Mount Meru Hospital in Arusha, a small city in northern Tanzania, the first COVID-19 case was recorded on March 16, 2020. This case saw Tanzanian Prime Minister Kassim Majaliwa closing all schools the next day, extending this closure to universities the following day and banning all public gatherings, with the exception of churches and mosques.
By April, 2020, Tanzania stopped releasing official COVID-19 statistics. There had been 509 positive cases, 21 deaths, and 183 recoveries—a figure officially unchanged to date. In June, Magufuli declared the country free from COVID-19 because of God's intervention. He went on to order schools to reopen.
As the second wave of COVID-19 sweeps through Africa, and a third looks likely, the exact numbers of cases and deaths in Tanzania remain unknown.
“You should stand firm. Vaccinations are dangerous. If the White man was able to come up with vaccinations, he should have found a vaccination for AIDS by now; he would have found a vaccination [for] tuberculosis by now; he would have found a vaccination for malaria by now; he would have found a vaccination for cancer by now”, he said at the end of January, 2021.
Tanzania's reasons for refusing COVID-19 vaccines are baffling. “I think the government was compelled to take that decision because they had already declared Tanzania a COVID-19-free country”, Zitto Kabwe, party leader of the Alliance for Change and Transparency (the third largest political party in Tanzania and main opposition in Zanzibar), told The Lancet.
“I feel very sad for my country men and women”, says Kabwe. “The government has abdicated its duty to protect the lives of the people and it must be held to account. I can't comprehend the government approach at all. I simply see it as mumbling and dangerous.”
Matshidiso Moeti, head of the WHO Regional Office for Africa, encouraged Tanzania to prepare for the vaccine, to put in place the preventive measures to protect its population, and to share data on the COVID-19 situation with WHO and neighbouring countries.
“Science shows that vaccines work”, Moeti said during a virtual press briefing.
“Tanzania is a sovereign country, we can't go there and pull down data”, said John Nkengasong, director of the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention, responding to The Lancet during a weekly press briefing. He says Africa needs to work with a collaborative spirit on COVID-19 and Tanzania will need to review its stance. “Not cooperating will make it dangerous for everybody”, Nkengasong said. “We know what works”, he added, warning that all Africa's instruments and targets for development will be compromised “if we don't get this virus out of our way”.
On Feb 3, 2021, a forecast of COVID-19 vaccine distribution was published by COVAX—the international collaboration between Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, WHO, and the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations toensure equitable access to vaccines. Tanzania is not on the distribution list.
“Participants that do not appear in the list have either exercised their rights to opt-out, have not submitted vaccine requests, or have not yet been allocated doses”, Gavi told The Lancet.
Burundi, Eritrea, and Madagascar are among other African absentees on the COVAX forecast list.
Tanzania's Ministry of Health did not respond to a request to comment.
Published: 13 February 2021
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With the rise in false Coronavirus cases, the Tanzanian President John Magufuli growing suspicious of the World Health Organization (WHO), decided to investigate the claims himself. He sent the WHO samples of a goat, a papaya and a quail for testing. After all 3 samples came COVID-19 positive, the President is reported to have kicked out the WHO from the country.
UPDATE: Days after Tanzanian move, now Burundi kicks out WHO Coronavirus Team from the country for interference in internal matters. Meanwhile, in yet another African nation Nigeria, Bill Gates has been caught bribing forced Coronavirus program. Just couple of days later, an Italian politician has demanded the arrest of Bill Gates in the Italian parliament. Sara Cunial, the Member of Parliament for Rome denounced Bill Gates as a “vaccine criminal” and urged the Italian President to hand him over to the International Criminal Court for crimes against humanity. She also exposed Bill Gates’ agenda in India and Africa, along with the plans to chip the human race through the digital identification program ID2020.
Meanwhile, in a shocking development the President of Madagascar has made a sensational claim that the WHO offered $20m bribe to poison COVID-19 cure. Looks like WHO’s days in Africa are over.
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Tanzania has suspended the head of its national health laboratory in charge of coronavirus testing, a day after President John Magufuli questioned the accuracy of the tests. Magufuli, who holds a doctorate in chemistry said on Sunday he had secretly had animals, fruits and vehicle oil tested at the laboratory. A papaya, a quail and a goat had been found to be positive, according to the president.
The samples were given human names and ages and were submitted to the country’s National Referral Laboratory to test for coronavirus without the lab technicians knowing the true identity of the samples.
Tanzanian President John Magufuli was suspicious of WHO and decided to trick them by sending samples of a papaya, a goat, and a quail for testing COVID19. They all tested positive. The president kicked out the WHO representative in the country and denounced the fact, tweeted Radioa AN24.
The president called for an investigation in what he suspected is a “dirty game” in the laboratory, but did not say where the kits had been imported from.
“The equipment or people may be compromised and sometimes it can be sabotage,” Magufuli said in a speech broadcast live through state-run Tanzania Broadcasting Corporation (TBC).
Dr John Nkengasong, director of the Africa Centres for Disease Control (CDC), said Tanzania was using test kits supplied by the Africa CDC in collaboration with the Chinese Jack Ma Foundation, which met international standards. “Tanzania is using the same test that everyone is using,” Nkengasong said.
Catherine Sungura, acting head of communications at the ministry of health, said in a statement on Monday the director of the laboratory and its quality assurance manager had been immediately suspended “to pave way for the investigation”.
Sungura said a 10-person committee had been formed to investigate the laboratory’s operations, including its process of collecting and testing samples.
On Sunday, Magufuli also fired the head of the government Medical Stores Department, which is in charge of distributing medical supplies and equipment to government hospitals, but gave no reason.
Interviews with funeral home directors and their staff throughout New York City questioning the number of deaths officially attributed to the pandemic has exposed a massive COVID-19 deaths certificates scam. Earlier, a Montana based physician blew the whistle on how the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is exaggerating the COVID-19 death toll by manipulating Coronavirus death certificates.
Unavailability and access to testing kits and facilities combined with massive tests following faulty protocols and amplified by the hysterical media is wreaking havoc on the medical infrastructure of nations into lockdown due to Coronavirus resulting into more panic and chaos. As false results soar the WHO has come under global criticism. However, a deeper look at the cases by GreatGameIndiashowed a massive Coronavirus Testing Protocol fraud – a fraud because the WHO already did it before and admitted it.
There have been instances where WHO was caught grossly unprepared with its course of action. Other times, the scientists and researchers at WHO have made laughable errors while preparing reports. This begs the question: Why WHO makes so many mistakes? Is it deliberate? Or is there some other reason behind WHO’s never ending list of errors?
An exclusive report by GreatGameIndia revealed how in 2009 WHO prematurely declared ‘swine flu’ a pandemic which resulted in a surge of vaccine orders. The rich and affluent nations were quick to purchase the vaccines for their people. Ironically, most deaths occurred not in Europe but in Africa and Southeast Asia.
In his controversial book renowned author Stuart Blume discloses that many of the most influential advisers, at both World Health Organisation (WHO) and national levels, are paid consultants to the vaccine industry raising a very serious question – that the WHO might be working for the vaccine industry’s interests and not the people – the reason why 10 years ago WHO faked a pandemic.
The consistent pattern of blunders being committed by WHO raises serious questions on its efficiency in dealing with the lives of people. The amount of errors on a regular basis suggest WHO’s gambling-approach to world health-crisis. Past experiences shedding light on WHO being used as tool of the vaccine lobby have led many experts to call for dismantling of the WHO.
Can the World Health Organization (WHO) still be reformed or must it be reborn? Can it address concretely and effectively the challenges it is facing? Should WHO be dismantled? These are important questions, not only for the next director-general but perhaps even more for the member states who are the real “owners” of WHO.
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This year Tansania got few Million Euro from European Empire (=EU) to fight this pandemic. Immediately he declared the war against COVID-19 as won.
Shortly after he declared this, he was disappeared. Now the sad news: He is dead.
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The former vice president of Zambia has said that the vaccine should be tested before distributed throughout the country
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"WHO (World Health Organisation) says that Aids came from the Green monkey!" - and so did the Robert-Koch Institute of Germany in 1986