President Edgar Lungu says he has learnt of the untimely death of President Tanzanian President John Magufuli with a deep sense of shock and sorrow.
And President Lungu says the late Tanzanian leader was a good friend of his.
President Lungu has described Dr Magufuli as an outspoken, fearless, and practical modern African leader who made the world pay attention for his unconventional leadership as he transformed Tanzania.
He has extended, on behalf of the Government and People of Zambia and on his own behalf, sincere condolences to the Government and People of the United Republic of Tanzania, as well as the bereaved family on the great loss of the prolific son of Africa.
The President says the untimely death of President Magufuli will forever be painfully etched in the collective memory of the People of the United Republic of Tanzania for his selflessness resolve to bring about socio economic transformation and prosperity t
President Lungu says on the regional front, President Magufuli will be remembered for his immense contribution towards the growth of the Southern African Development Community -SADC- through his recent Chairmanship of the regional body.
President Lungu further says Dr. Magufuli was equally passionate about the promotion of the Swahili language throughout the SADC region and would go out of his way to teach fellow Presidents the Swahili language during meetings.
And in his message of condolences to Tanzania’s Vice-President, SAMIA Hassan Suluhu, President Lungu stated that the Zambian Government will continue to cherish the friendship the two countries shared which served to further enhance the relations between Zambia and Tanzania.
And President Lungu has conveyed his heartfelt condolences to the President of the Republic of South Africa, CYRIL RAMAPHOSA on the passing of King Goodwill Zwelithini of the Zulu nation, who died on 12th March 2021.
The President has paid glowing tribute to His Majesty, being the eighth and longest serving Zulu monarch for his dedication and commitment to rural Community development.
President Lungu says King Zwelithini will particularly be remembered for creating initiatives in the fight against HIV and AIDS in South Africa, as was illustrated by the work of the Bayede Foundation Trust that His Majesty founded in 2006.
The President recalls that the King was an ardent campaigner for the well-being of his subjects through various programmes, including the fight against poverty, the promotion of education and decent health care systems.
This is contained in a statement to ZNBC News by president lungu’s special assistant for press and public relations, Isaac Chipampe.
Was a friend and colleague in leadership who transformed Tanzania, why not learn from him? When one dies he/ she must be remembered by his works. If your performance is bad people will remember just that.
Unlike Zambians who are treated like slaves in their own country, The Gambians in west africa have burned down a Chinese Factory and Police Station/People tired of foreigners taking advantage
Mangufuli thought he could pray away coronavirus, and found out the tough way that prayer is useless
Magufuli was very hardworking. Very methodological, and well organized.
Now if Mangufuli can die of covid, why not Edgar? Preserve him. Arrest Lusambo who has caused hundred of deaths.
Lock down Edgar as you have done to his wife.
AT LEAST YHE PRESIDENT GETS ANOTHER TRIP OUT OF THE COUNTRY
Let’s mourn him with the legacy
He left behind. True dedicated
Leader who wanted the country
To prosper and his people. He did
Not take corvid seriously but that
Could be his weak point as no one
“It’s poetic justice,” opposition leader Tundu Lissu said Thursday of Magufuli’s death, alleging that he succumbed to COVID-19.
“This is the time to open a new chapter in Tanzania, Lissu said, ”Magufuli in the five years he was president caused havoc to our country. There are so many people who have been killed in the five years. There are many people who have been injured, tortured, persecuted. I barely escaped with my life.”
“He is dead and this is an opportunity, a rare opportunity, for our country to come together for national reconciliation,” he said.
Fellow African leaders have begun praising Magufuli’s leadership.
Tanzania’s Bulldozer was arrogant,stubborn and anti-science even though he had a PhD in Chemistry. Bulldozer knew that he had a Heart pre-existing condition and yet he failed to protect himself against Covid-19. For a Man with a Pacemaker installed in in his heart in 2006 it was carelessness of him to attend Super Spreader events like Church Services, Musical Festivals, Funerals, Political Rallies etc. Now Magufuli has paid the price with his life. In Zambia we have a Bulldozer who wants to Steal a Third Term. We hope he will be punished by the Voters at the Ballot Box. If he rigs the Election in his favour God will be watching.
And we are left with this utterly lazy reckless man who can’t wait to accumulate airmiles.
I wish it was the other fyololo in the picture. True the good die young. If God loves Zambia then he needs to erase this crooked dictator off the face of this earth. People are suffering in Zambia while he’s plundering to the chocholis at the expense of Zambians. Pathetic.
Gone too soon, R.I.P
Even the well to do are dying? Truly, death does not choose, who thought a president with all the resources at their disposal could die?
Always wise to focus on God alone. Riches are vanity.
Only a motherfaka can down vote a comment saying RIP
Two happy Bulldozers together. Now with Magufuli gone who will cheer ECL as he bulldozes for his Third Term? If succession in Tanzania goes well and in terms of the Constitution will ECL not be embarrassed to Steal a Third Term while the whole World is watching? The Tanzanian Constitution says if a President has been elected and sworn in twice he is not eligible for re-election for a Third time. ECL cannot justify his attempt for a Third Term. Chiluba tried this and failed. ECL must be defeated in this fight otherwise he will become a life President. Goodbye ECL.
@Kaizar Zulu half the time people vote your comments without even reading them because you are trash and every normal Zambian that loves their country should HATE all you evil people that are sellout. The *****s that pretend to like you are not genuine and are just hungry people. Wait until your daddy is out of state house. Niggas like me are better because I tell you how it is. You are either going to drink a beer with me knowing that I don’t like you and everything you are doing to my people but before that you will know that I don’t stand for your crap, or you will be comfortable getting worshipped by a lot of fake hungry cadres that will skin you alive when you don’t have the protection you currently have, so don’t get your little feelings hurt. We love to piss you off. I hope you…
@Kaizar Zulu half the time people vote your comments without even reading them because you are trash and every normal Zambian that loves their country should HATE all you evil people that are sellout. The [email protected] that pretend to like you are not genuine and are just hungry people. Wait until your daddy is out of state house. Niggas like me are better because I tell you how it is. You are either going to drink a beer with me knowing that I don’t like you and everything you are doing to my people but before that you will know that I don’t stand for your crap, or you will be comfortable getting worshipped by a lot of fake hungry cadres that will skin you alive when you don’t have the protection you currently have, so don’t get your little feelings hurt. We love to piss you off. I hope you…
Lusakatimes is gay. Why moderate my comments when responding to your master Kaizar? No wonder these crooks are pissing on your heads because you worship them, useless.
Kaizar is the real motherfaka the world has ever seen.
Magu had dictatorial streak and some of his policies were a disaster. Very highly educated but some decisions made him look like an illiterate. Nevertheless R.I.P Magufuli.
Mzambia at least he punished the corrupt and thieves unlike the fool we have that defends thieves and foreign looters. I would take a dictator like Magufuli or Kagame that the ***** we have. Go to Tanzania or Rwanda and see for yourself and come back and tell us why you wouldn’t want these sons of the African soil to hold your torch. Corrupt that Lungu stands for destroys every country. No country has survived corruption NEVER. This is what has crippled Zambia 100%. Cadres have more power than the real policemen. Not in Rwanda not in Tanzania, by the way Magufuli has transformed a once poorest country in the world to a middle class nation, think about that for a minute.
Mzambia at least he punished the corrupt and thieves unlike the fool we have that defends thieves and foreign looters. I would take a dictator like Magufuli or Kagame that the swine we have in Zambia. Go to Tanzania or Rwanda and see for yourself and come back and tell us why you wouldn’t want these sons of the African soil to hold your torch. Corrupt that Lungu stands for destroys every country. No country has survived corruption NEVER. This is what has crippled Zambia 100%. Cadres have more power than the real policemen. Not in Rwanda not in Tanzania, by the way Magufuli has transformed a once poorest country in the world to a middle class nation, think about that for a minute.
Unlike the traitor we have in Zambia, Magufuli put Tanzania first and never protected thieves.
Why no mention of him leaving the country with no road map on how to combat Covid and having no vaccine plan.
@ Moto, yours is the most objective comment I have read so far. We mourn with our Tanzanians brothers and sisters.
Lungu, Kampyongo, Bowman, Kanganja and Kaizar Zulu will be next. What happened to former buju, Chitotela? After he was dubiously acquitted I’m sure Chagwa told him to lay low. Ba Pompwe.
VERY MISPLACED NEWS IWE UPND CADRE. THE NEWS IS ABOUT THE GREAT MAGUFULI NOT TUCHONCHOLI.
We ndoshi we Kaizar Zulu….you are the one who should have kicked the bucket instead, hence we voting down your fake RIP utterance. Magufuli in the shortest period of time of being President of Tanzania transformed the country to greater heights and self reliance. A pure contrast to ours in Zambia. It’s a pity he’s gone too soon. Indeed the good ones usually go faster leaving us with rotten ones who have no vision and no heart for Zambia.
@Joy> Prayer is Useless without Action!
Inzaghi many people who have wished me death, are all currently rotting in hell as we speak.
You PF thugs @Kaizar Zulu especially think that God is only for you such that you have even declared that HH will never ever rule Zambia. Do you see how low you guys in PF behave? How pompous and arrogant you guys have become….thinking like God…
Who are you anyways…? You have put education to shame in that the country is being ruled by fools and thugs with no clear direction on how to govern. The kids growing up won’t respect education as they will point to people like Lusambo, Kapyongo, Mumbi, the list goes to say they too have a chance to become leaders of tomorrow without education. A sorry sorry state of affairs. You have reduced our country to absolute shambles economically. Donating bikes with ECL’s face and PF slogan on them calling it development, That’s clearly a…
The people who knows magufuli very well can’t comment negative about him
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