Tanzania’s VP, Samia Hassan Set To Become Tanzanian President After Death Of John Magufuli

Tanzania’s Vice President Samia Suluhu Hassan is expected to take over the country’s leadership as the first female president following the demise of President John Magufuli.

Magufuli, 61, died from a heart attack, according to a televised announcement by Vice-President Hassan on Wednesday evening.

According to the Tanzanian Constitution; “Where the office of President becomes vacant by reason of death, then the Vice-President shall be sworn in and become the President for the unexpired period of the term of five years.”