High Tension in Tanzania after New development on Magufuli

A day after Tanzania’s vice President Samia Suluhu assured the nation that President Magufuli’s health was steady after undertaking some medical tests, speculations have once again risen after military trucks were on Tuesday, seen hovering around Tanzania’s Capital Dodoma as in the photos shared online, military ceremonial trucks, always used on National Holidays by the head of state, could be seen moving towards the center of Dodoma city, something that left many in and outside Tanzania questioning on what could be cooking.

John Pombe Magufuli

It remains unknown why the military machines are going around the city amid speculation that a big announcement is in the offing as opposition Leader Tundu Lissu took to social media and shared some pictured alleged to have been taken from the Dar-es-Salaam.

“The countdown to the official declaration seems to be well underway. Military parade vehicles in the streets of Dar es Salaam,” he said.

He also raised questions about why Vice President Samia Suluhu is busy touring the country when everything seems to be not normal in the country and the fears come in the wake of speculations that President John Pombe Magufuli is battling covid-19 even as his whereabouts remain unknown.


Even though it was not clear what the presidential ceremonial hearse was carrying, various people made a number of speculations and interpretations on the issues, with some people alleging that perhaps someone very special might have passed on and as for a reasonable period of time, President Magufuli has not been in the public limelight, something which has created concerns amongst a number of stakeholders in Tanzania.

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Frank Fremer is a seasoned journalist, blogger and political analyst for over a decade in Uganda

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