ANC STATEMENT ON THE PASSING OF FORMER PRESIDENT OF TANZANIA

The African National Congress (ANC) joins the people and Tanzania and the entire continent in mourning the passing of the President of Tanzania, Mr John Magufuli. The passing of President Magufuli marks the end of a distinguished life that was committed to serving the people of Tanzania.

The ANC and all freedom-loving people across the world have lost a dedicated and loyal friend. Chama Cha Mapinduzi and the people of Tanzania have been our trusted friends for many decades. They supported our liberation struggle during the dark days of apartheid. We will remain eternally grateful for the sacrifices they made for the achievement of our freedom.

The people of Tanzania and Africa will treasure his memory as one of its most outstanding and committed leaders. As we mourn his passing, we must never lose sight of the legacy he leaves behind. It is this legacy that will propel the people of Tanzania to continue on the path of building a better Tanzania. He will be remembered for his tireless efforts in expanding free education, rural electrification and infrastructure development.

We convey our heartfelt condolences to the government and people of Tanzania.

To the people and government of Tanzania, we wish to say that we are with them in their hour of pain and darkness. We hope that they will find solace in the knowledge that they are not the only ones who have lost a loved one. We wish them comfort, strength and fortitude in their moment of grief.

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ISSUED BY THE AFRICAN NATIONAL CONGRESS

Enquiries:

Pule Mabe

National Spokesperson

072 623 4975

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