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Tanzanian Pres John Magufuli: Hospitalised Questions Raised Over His Missing


By Staff Reporter

Questions have been raised over the health of Tanzanian President John Magufuli who has not been seen in public for 11 days.

Magufuli has faced criticism for his handling of Covid-19, with his government refusing to buy vaccines and Tanzania has not published its coronavirus cases since the outbreak.

Instead Mugufuli called for prayers and herbal-infused steam therapy to counter the virus.

Unconfirmed reports say Magufuli had been flown to Kenya for treatment at Nairobi Hospital.

There has been no official response from the government, which has warned against publishing unverified information about the Tanzanian leader, who was last seen at an official event in Dar es Salaam on 27 February.

Nairobi Hospital also said it could not comment.

Tanzania’s Finance Minister Philip Mpango was also being treated at the same hospital in Kenya’s capital.

Opposition leader Tundu Lissu has told the BBC that according to his sources the president is being treated in hospital for coronavirus in Kenya.

Robert Tapfumaneyi