Incumbent President Lazarus Chakwera and Former Head of State Peter Mutharika have said they are sadden sadden with the death of John Pombe Magufuli, President for the neighboring Tanzania.

Last night, Tanzania’s vice president Samia Sulhu Hasan announced on state television that Magufuli died from heart related diseases.

Before his demise, there have been speculations that Magufuli had contracted the Coronavirus which he had been denying of its existence describing it as a western conspiracy.

Sending his eulogies, Malawi leader said he is saddened and shocked with the demise of the Magufuli whom he described as a friend and brother.

“My deepest condolences goes to his family and to the people of Tanzania, with whom we share we share a boarder and common heritage,” Chakwera said.

Chakwera described Magufuli as a towering symbol of Africa’s economic resurgence “and his passing is an incalculable loss to the continent.”

“As Malawi joins Tanzania in mourning this loss over the next fourteen days, we pray for uncommon strength and fortitude for the people of Tanzania and their government as they forge ahead together in spirit and of unity and in a manner that maintains peace and stability,” Chakwera prayed.

He therefore promised that Malawi is ready to render support Tanzania might need in this times of trouble.

On his part the former president Mutharika said he is sadden to hear the demise of Magufuli whom he also referred to as a brother.

According to Mutharika, Africa has lost a true son and a man of integrity.

“Gertrude and I mourn with the United Republic of Tanzania,” Mutharika said.

Meanwhile, tributes are continuing pouring in for the departed president.

May his soul rest in peace.

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