By James Gwati-Tanzania has declared 14 days of mourning following the death yesterday of President John Pombe Magufuli.
Magufuli died while receiving treatment in Dar Es Salaam.
He was aged 61.
The Tanzanian President died after disappearing from the public for almost three weeks.
In a televised address last night, that country’s deputy President Samia SuluhuHassan said President Magufuli had died of heart complications.
She said President Magufuli was hospitalised on March 6 at the Jakaya Kikwete Cardiac Institute.
The BBC Thursday announced that Tanzania had declared two weeks of mourning as arrangements for the burial are made and during this period, all flags in Tanzania will fly at half-mast.