ZCTU joins in mourning Magufuli

Tanzania's President elect John Pombe Magufuli addresses members of the ruling Chama Cha Mapinduzi Party (CCM) at the party's sub-head office on Lumumba road in Dar es Salaam, October 30, 2015. REUTERS/Emmanuel Herman

The Zambia Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU) has described the late Tanzanian President John Magufuli as an admired and transformational leader who led his country to its path of tremendous growth and prosperity.

ZCTU Secretary General Cosmas Mukuka said Mr. Magufuli will be remembered as a leader who dedicated his life to the improvement of the lives of the people of Tanzania.

Mr. Mukuka said ZCTU has expressed great sorrow and sadness at the death of Mr. Magufuli and has since sent deepest condolences to Mr. Magufuli’s family, the workers and the people of Tanzania at this difficult time.

“We mourn with the people of Tanzania on the death of this remarkable man who devoted his life to the development of Tanzania,” he said.

Mr. Mukuka stated that the late president exhibited a great amount of energy and passion towards developing Tanzania hence his death is a huge blow to the people of Tanzania, the continent of Africa and the whole world.


  1. ZCTU is behind times. Amia Siluhu Hassan has already been sworn in as the New President of United Republic of Tanzania. Mrs Hassan was the VP and Running Mate to the late John Magufuli. Of interest Article 40(2) of the Tanzanian Constitution says: “No person shall be elected more than twice to hold the Office of the President”. On the same issue the Zambia Republican Constitution says:” A person who has twice held Office as President is not eligible to be elected as President “. The Tanzanian Article is short,brief and to the point. The Zambian Article is long but mean the same thing. ECL was elected President in 2015 and 2016 so how does the Third Term arise? It doesn’t. Period.

  2. RIP great son of the soil. He was a pan African who like us despised the imperialist and neo colonial policies against Africa. That is why upnd diasporans don’t like him. Upnd diasporans hate their own fellow Africans and believe only their whlte saviours can rule effectively. To them only a fellow Tonga or whlte man can be right. Ignorant son of beeches

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