Tanzania’s COVID-skeptic President John Magufuli dies at 61
18 March 2021 | 9:52 am
The 61-year-old leader nicknamed "the bulldozer" has died of heart failure, after weeks of speculation he was infected with COVID-19. Many will remember him for his controversial handling of the pandemic in Tanzania.
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