VP Samia Suluhu to be Sworn in as the 6th Tanzania`s President

Tanzania`s vice president Samia Suluhu is set to be sworn in today at 10:00 AM as the 6th president.

VP Samia Suluhu to be Sworn in as the 6th Tanzania`s President

Samia is going to break the record by being the first female president in East Africa.

Her swearing-in comes two days barely after Tanzania's President John Pombe Magufuli died due to heart complications on Wednesday the 17th in Tanzania.

Late President John Pombe Magufuli Photo courtesy

This comes at a time Tanzanian Opposition leader Tundu Antiphas Lissu had expressed his disappointment towards the Tanzanian government that even now that President Magufuli was dead the government still could not expose the exact cause of his death.

According to Lissu, Magufuli died due to complications related to Coronavirus and not heart disease as was announced by Tanzania’s Vice President Samia Suluhu as of Wednesday 17th March 2021 at 6 p.m.

Opposition Leader Tundu Lissu Photo Courtesy

However, concerning Tanzania's Constitution, Vice President Samia Suluhu Hassan should take over for the rest of a five-year term.

She will be the first Muslim woman sworn in as President of Tanzania and the second woman to hold the highest position in politics in Africa.


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