- May 10, 2021
Tanzanian President John Magufuli died of heart-related complications March 17 at a hospital in Dar es Salaam. He was 61.
Archbishop Jude Thaddeus Ruwa’ichi of Dar es Salaam said it was time for the country to accept that COVID-19 exists, noting that denying the truth has led to loss of lives and a lot of people getting sick.
In just two months, the Catholic Church in Tanzania has lost 25 priests and 60 nuns to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Tanzania’s president is finally acknowledging that his country has a coronavirus problem after claiming for months that the disease had been defeated by prayer.
Tanzania’s COVID-denying president is calling on citizens for three days of prayer to defeat unnamed “respiratory diseases” amid warnings that the country is seeing a deadly resurgence in infections.
Tanzania’s president says God has eliminated COVID-19 in his country. His own church now begs to differ.
Former Tanzanian President Benjamin William Mkapa, a Catholic who led several regional peace mediation efforts, died July 24. He was 81.
Tanzania’s president is again claiming the country is free of the coronavirus because of the power of prayer — six weeks after his government stopped publicly updating virus data.