John Magufuli: Celebrities mourn fallen Tanzanian president with emotional messages

John Magufuli: Celebrities mourn fallen Tanzanian president with emotional messages

- John Pombe Magufuli was declared dead on Wednesday, March 17, night by Tanzanian Vice President Samia Suluhu

- Many Tanzanians, including celebrities, shared touching posts to mourn

- Diamond, Ali Kiba and Wema Sepetu were some celebs who paid emotional tributes to the late statesman

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Tanzania's President John Pombe Magufuli was announced dead on Wednesday, March 17, following heart complications while receiving treatment.

John Magufuli: Tanzainan celebrities emotional as they mourn late president
Tanzania is mourning President John Pombe Magufuli. Photo: Getty Images.
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Many went on social media to mourn the former leader, including major celebrities in TZ who had a great rapport with the leader.

From Ali Kiba to Diamond, Wema Sepetu, among others, they shared photos of the late alongside touching messages showing how saddened they were.

Diamond shared a photo of Magufuli while showing how shocked he was to learn of his passing.

"Dah, Jamani," he wrote while adding numerous crying emojis to his message.

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Ali Kiba shared a photo of hands holding sand with a touching message that read:

"Indeed we belong to Allah and indeed to Him we will return."

He also captioned the post with a broken heart emoji to show how touched he was.

Wema Sepetu also shared a photo of Magufuli and captioned it:

"R.I.P Mr president," with crying emojis showing her current state.

Here are more messages of celebrities mourning the departed leader.

Zari Hassan, who holds Tanzania very close to her heart, also mourned his death.

Magufuli had found a way to the hearts of many Bongo artistes who pledged their support for him during his recent running for the second term in office.

Artistes such as Harmonize, Diamond and Ali Kiba performed during some of his campaigns and his swearing-in.

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News of Magufuli's death followed weeks of wild speculations after he went missing from the public eye for over two weeks.

The Tanzanian leader passed away on Wednesday, March 17, at 6 pm, according to an announcement made by Vice President Samia Suluhu on state television.

He succumbed to heart disease.

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