Tundu Lissu’s Magufuli Died of Covid-19 Thesis – Part 4

Based on information of his imminent death I was receiving from my Kenyan and Tanzanian sources, that same day, I tweeted again: “The latest update from Nairobi: “They are planning to sneak him out to India to avoid social media embarrassment from Kenyans. They feel that it will be more embarrassing if the worst happened… Continue reading Tundu Lissu’s Magufuli Died of Covid-19 Thesis – Part 4

Tundu Lissu’s Magufuli Died of Covid-19 Thesis – Part 3

Army generals and senior clerics; prominent academics and business leaders; senior bureaucrats and professionals of all cadres, were all affected. In one day, 17 February,  ambassador John Kijazi, Magufuli’s own chief secretary and head of the civil service; and the First Vice-President of Zanzibar, Maalim Seif Sharif Hamad — considered to the father of the… Continue reading Tundu Lissu’s Magufuli Died of Covid-19 Thesis – Part 3

Tundu Lissu’s Magufuli Died of Covid-19 Thesis – Part 2

The first Covid-19 case in Tanzania had been diagnosed in March of 2020. At first, Magufuli’s approach to the pandemic was consistent with the measures recommended by the World Health Organisation and reflected the global scientific consensus. But as the death toll began to rise and the true political and economic ramifications of the pandemic… Continue reading Tundu Lissu’s Magufuli Died of Covid-19 Thesis – Part 2

Tundu Lissu’s Magufuli Died of Covid-19 Thesis – Part 1

The cause and the actual date of death of the late Tanzanian President John Pombe Magufuli are bitterly contested. Announcing his death on the evening of Wednesday, 17 March 2021, then Tanzanian Vice President and now President Samia Suluhu Hassan told the nation and the world that Magufuli had died earlier that evening of complications… Continue reading Tundu Lissu’s Magufuli Died of Covid-19 Thesis – Part 1