Tanzania’s first female president sworn in
Dodoma: After the sudden death of the president of the Christian-majority country of Tanzania, John Magofoli, the country’s Muslim Vice President Samia Hassan took over the presidency.
According to the World News Agency, Tanzania’s Muslim Vice President Samia Hassan has been sworn in as the country’s first female president.
President John Magofoli died of a heart attack, after which Vice President Samia Hassan became the country’s first female president.
According to Tanzania’s constitution, the vice president must serve the remainder of his term after the president’s death. President June was re-elected in October last year, meaning Vice President Samia will remain president until 2025.
Tanzanian President John Magofoli has been missing since February 27, with rumors circulating in the public that he was suffering from corona, but a government spokesman said the president had a heart condition.
In his first announcement, 61-year-old President Samia Hassan declared 21 days of mourning and a public holiday on March 22 and 25. The last rites of the former president will be performed in these days.