Former vice president Samia Suluhu Hassan has been sworn in today, Friday, as Tanzania’s President, making her the first female to occupy such top political position in the country.

Her emergence as president came as a result of the death of president John Magufuli who died as a result of heart condition.

Hassan, 61, was sworn in at State House in the country’s commercial capital Dar es Salaam.

The absence of Magufuli, Africa’s most vehement COVID-19 sceptic, since Feb. 27 had fueled speculation about his health and sparked rumours he had contracted the disease, although officials had denied he was ill but Hassan said Magufuli died of heart disease.

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