Messages of condolence across the African continent continue to pour in for the late Tanzanian President John Pombe Magufuli who died of cardiothoracic complications yesterday.
President Uhuru Kenyatta eulogised Mr. Magufuli describing him as an illustrious leader and a champion of Pan-Africanism, adding that in the passing of the Tanzanian Head of State he has lost a friend, colleague, and a visionary ally.
Former President Mwai Kibaki, in a statement, prayed for God’s comfort for the vacuum created. Kenyan Opposition Leader Raila Odinga remembers the late Tanzanian President as a close friend who was there for him in times of strife and also described him as an icon to the people of Tanzania and the region at large.
ANC Party Leader, Musalia Mudavadi in his message said he stands in solidarity with the people of Tanzania during this trying moment. US Ambassador to Tanzania, Donald Wright on behalf of Americans extended his condolences adding that the US stands with the Tanzanian people during this difficult time.
Ugandan President, Yoweri Museveni empathised with Tanzanians on the death of the East African patriot. President Yoweri Museveni of Uganda affirmed the deceased Tanzanian leader as pragmatic saying he believed in and worked for the economic empowerment of East Africans.