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Wednesday, October 27, 2021

World leaders pay tribute to Magufuli

By The Frontier Post Reporter

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AU Chairperson President Félix-Antoine Tshisekedi (DR Congo) – “Learned with great sadness of the passing of my counterpart and brother, Magufuli. He was a solid partner who proudly defended the independence of the African continent.”

President Cyril Ramaphosa (South Africa) – “South Africa is united in grief with the government and people of Tanzania as they go through this difficult moment. President Magufuli served as the fifth President of Tanzania and chaired the Southern African Development Community until August 2020.”

Prime Minister Boris Johnson (British) – “My thoughts are with his loved ones and the people of Tanzania.

Ned Price US Department of State Spokesperson – “We extend our condolences to Tanzanians mourning the passing of President John Pombe Magufuli.  We will continue to work with the Government of Tanzania to improve ties between the American and Tanzanian people.  The United States remains committed to continuing to support Tanzanians as they advocate for respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms and work to combat the COVID-19 pandemic.  We hope that Tanzania can move forward on a democratic and prosperous path.”

President Uhuru Kenya (Kenya) – “I have lost a friend, a colleague, and a visionary ally; whom I worked with closely, particularly on our commitment to forge lasting bonds between Kenya and Tanzania.”

President Yoweri Museveni (Uganda) – “Magufuli was a pragmatic leader who believed in and worked for the economic empowerment of East Africans.”

President Paul Kagame (Rwanda) -“We are saddened by the loss of my brother and friend, President Magufuli. His contribution to his country and to our region will not be forgotten. My deepest condolences to his family and the people of Tanzania. The people of Rwanda stand with Tanzania during this difficult time.”

President Evariste Ndayishimiye (Burundi) – “He was a “great leader” and a “true pan-Africanist.”

President Lazarus Chakwera (Malawi) – “What a loss to Africa. President Magufuli was a towering symbol of Africa’s economic resurgence, and his passing is an incalculable loss to the continent

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