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Friday, April 9, 2021

President Lungu Arrives in Tanzania for Magufuli Funeral

Headlines President Lungu Arrives in Tanzania for Magufuli Funeral

President Edgar Lungu, President of the Republic of Zambia is in Tanzania to pay his last respects to His Excellency, Dr John Pombe Magufuli, President of the United Republic of Tanzania who died on Wednesday, 17 th March, 2021.

President Lungu flew into Dodoma, Tanzania early this morning and arrived in time for the State funeral at Jamhuri Stadium.

And President Lungu has delivered his tribute to Dr Magufuli, describing him as "a great son of Africa. "

President Lungu commiserated with the people of the United Republic of Tanzania. "Allow me to take this opportunity to extend heartfelt sympathies from the people and Government of the Republic of Zambia, and indeed my own behalf," President Lungu said.

The President said the death of President Magufuli will forever be vividly imprinted in the hearts and minds of the people of Tanzania for his selfless resolve to bring about socio-economic transformation and prosperity.

"On our part as Zambia, our strong bonds of friendship are cemented through, amongst others, our historical bilateral projects of Tazara and Tazama pipeline. As such when my brother hosted me to a successful state visit in November 2016, we reaffirmed our commitment to transform these projects for improved trade not only between our two countries, but for the SADC region, " President Lungu said.

President Lungu is expected back home later today.

President Magufuli will be laid to rest in his hometown of Chato in Geita region, North Western Tanzania on Friday, 26 th March, 2021.

President Edgar Lungu arrives in Dodoma, Tanzania, to pay his last respect to Tanzania's late President John Pombe Magufuli
President Edgar Lungu arrives in Dodoma, Tanzania, to pay his last respect to Tanzania’s late President John Pombe Magufuli

President Edgar Lungu arrives in Dodoma, Tanzania, to pay his last respect to Tanzania's late President John Pombe Magufuli
President Edgar Lungu arrives in Dodoma, Tanzania, to pay his last respect to Tanzania’s late President John Pombe Magufuli

President Edgar Lungu arrives in Dodoma, Tanzania, to pay his last respect to Tanzania's late President John Pombe Magufuli
President Edgar Lungu arrives in Dodoma, Tanzania, to pay his last respect to Tanzania’s late President John Pombe Magufuli

23 COMMENTS

  1. We thank God for the travelling mercies. A very sombre day for the African continent. We know how close you were to the late president. Please pass our condolences to our brothers and sisters in Tanzania. The death of a pan African affects all Africans. Lord why did you take him and not a f00lish upnd diasporan?

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  2. i am guessing the Madagascan herbs that Tanzania imported in large quantities didn’t help! Covid 19 is real!

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  3. Magufuli is gone and those who are alive must live on. The good thing is that Tanzanian has a New President Samia Siluhu Hassan. The Transition from Magufuli to Hassan has been done smoothly and peacefully. We commend Tanzanians and their Leaders for managing the Succession smoothly and peacefully. ECL must learn from this Tanzanian experience and conduct free,fair and credible Elections which wi?l lead to a smooth and peaceful transfer of Power in Zambia in August 12, 2021. The Republican Constitution is very clear: A person elected twice as President doesn’t qualify to stand for a third time. ECL should respect the Republican Constitution and manage the upcoming 2021 Elections in a legally and Constitutionally manner.

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  4. Good to see that Tanzanian officials are now taking mask wearing seriously after Magufuli’s misguided approach led to a very high price.

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  5. If this had been in Zambia, the Tanzanian Vice President would not have been chosen as running mate and would not have succeeded the President being a daughter of a Yemen immigrant to Tanzania. Progressive countries give equal opportunities to all citizens. Meanwhile, Zambians are xenophobic only to their own people, but very friendly to foreigners who come to plunder, as long as in the process of plundering they cut a small cheque to a Zambian who is a front.

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  6. BECAUSE HE’S PAID TO SAY THAT NO OTHER REASON, REALLY APART FROM WHEN PFF IS BOOTED OUT HIS JOB IS GONE AND ALL THE TICKS FEEDING OF HIM WILL DROP AWAY AND HE WILL BE HOME ALONE

  7. It looks like, the Presidential jet is proving to be value for money. He can fly in and fly back without having to book flights and go through connecting airports. I can guarantee you that when HH becomes President on 13 August he will not sell the Jet.

  8. One cannot blame Magufuli. Blame the doctors who remained silent and therefore contributed to deaths of citizens. I detest professionals who abdicate their responsibilities for fear of victimisation. Zambia is full of them.

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  9. I GUARANTEE YOU HH WILL SELL THE JET TO SET AN EXAMPLE TO ALL THE PEOPLE OF ZAMBIA THAT A COUNTRY ON ITS KNEES AND BEGGING FOR FUNDS THAT SUCH LUXERIES ARE NOT NEEDED AND PEOPLES WELFARE IS MORE IMPORTANT
    I CAN ALSO GUARANTEE THERE WILL BE NO AMNESTY FOR ALL THOSE INVOLVED IN CORRUPTION INCLUDING THE PRESIDENT
    AS PREVIOUS GOVERNMENT HAVE DONE SINCE INDEPENDENCE AND THAT IS WHY THIS LOOTING HAS CONTINUED
    THIS WILL THEN BRING AN END TO THIS EVIL HABIT ENCOURAGED MAINLY BY THE PFF

  10. When is this lazy reckless sausage Edgar coming back….when the late President was alive he flew in to Zambia for less than 8 hours…in his country he preferred to travel by car so he can meet genuine people!!

  11. Look at this f00l above me asking when our president is coming back. Last time I checked, our president doesn’t reside in diaspora. What you mean when he is coming back, yet you are based in diaspora!? Some people are very thick..how do you go abroad and become so thick.

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  12. The most classic adage regarding trolling is, “Don’t feed the trolls.” Trolls seek out emotional responses and find provocation amusing, so replying to them or attempting to debate them will only make them troll more. By ignoring a troll completely, they will likely become frustrated and go somewhere else on the internet.

    You should try your best not to take anything trolls say seriously. No matter how poorly they behave, remember these people spend countless unproductive hours trying to make people mad. They’re not worth your time of day.

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  13. Edgar “Airmiles” Lungu is at it again. The most f00lish and useless president Zambia has ever had…(along with this goon above me,mscheew).

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  14. Jameson ”Kamwendo Munjila” Lungu, now he is the African chief moaner! Bu “amwa pealingeeee” uleke mambala number 1 iwe. May COVID catch you in Dodoma.

  15. I’m the stinkiest damn muppet of the PF, all the rabid mbeza za Chipata I have been chewing have demented me! For sure, ndine mambala o opusilatu ngako, chila bushiku na kasuba nda inyelawila mu toloshi chinyanyenye!

  16. Mlevi Kachasu – Just ignore it don’t give it credibility it has nothing to lose as its a troll and an impostor craving for any interaction

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  17. In Zambia which law or cap tells us the president to be sworn in by the clerck of court of clerck who is not chief justice or deputy? Where the two Chief Justice and her Deputy in order to stay away from swearing in the president? Did Zambia by then had no ther honor Chief/deputy Justices and if so why did they not take their role to swear in the president who is the heard of state? All
    Lawyers are very quiet on this. In my opinion John Sangwa the State counsel must sue them to court because the two were present and in my opinion l can call this as ” Negligency of Duty”, which is a case on its own.

  18. Has Lungu been vaccinated from covid-19 for him to be taking such risks, because despite growing evidence to the contrary, Tanzania’s govt continues to downplay the impact of coronavirus on the country.
    There are no publicly available records for recent deaths in Tanzania, and no information has been released on the impact of coronavirus since May last year, when 500 cases and 20 deaths were reported up to that point.
    The authorities have insisted there is little to worry about, and have taken tough action against those they accuse of spreading “false information”.
    John Magufuli hadn’t been seen in public for over two weeks fuelling speculation that he’d been suffering from Covid, although the government said he died from heart complications .

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  19. YES THE PRESIDENT AND INNER CIRCLE HAVE RECEIVED THE VACCINE ACCORDING TO RELIABLE SOURCES
    HE WILL NOT ADMIT IT
    ALSO 5 PEPOLE DIED AT THE FUNERAL
    WHERE IS THE PRESIDENT ??? ON A SHOPPING TRIP NOW >>>

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