The complex legacy of John Magufuli

The Republic of Tanzania is currently observing a 14 day period of the morning following the death of their President John Magufuli. Magufuli aged 61 succumbed to heart failure at a hospital in Dar es Salaam. Notably, the late statesman will be remembered for his covid-19 denialist position even after the world health organisation urged countries to put in strict measures to try curbing the spread of the virus. He was only six months into his second term as president. Samia Suluhu Hassan who was the vice president called for unity after she was sworn in making her the first-ever female president of the country.

Radio broadcaster and journalist Benjamin Moshatama unpacks this topic as he speaks to:

• Prof Aldin Kai Mutembei
Political analyst
University of Dar es Salaam

• Dr Dan Paget
Lecturer
University of Aberdeen

• Brian Kagoro
Program Support Division Director of the Africa Regional Office
Open Society Foundation