Canada Tanzania: John Magufuli, president "bulldozer" against the Covid

23:55  23 october  2020
23:55  23 october  2020 Source:   ouest-france.fr

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Tanzania ’s president John Magufuli has said the country’s economy is more important that the threat posed by In a video the Tanzanian president once again touted natural remedies for coronavirus “The claims that Tanzania has wavered and isolated itself in the fight against Covid -19 are not true

Tanzania 's President John Magufuli has been criticised over his repeated attacks on "imperialists" and his recent declaration that prayers had ended coronavirus in the East African state. But this is unlikely to bother him as, throughout his presidency of more than five years, he has styled himself as

John Magufuli, président de Tanzanie. © AFP / ERICKY BONIPHACE John Magufuli, president of Tanzania.

For John Magufuli, God conquered the virus. The Tanzanian president, running for re-election on Tuesday, is as unsettling as he is worried.

The Tanzanian president preferred prayer in a mask and massive meetings in churches and mosques to confinement. He declared in June that the coronavirus , satanic virus, had been eliminated from the country thanks to God ”. For John Magufuli, candidate for a second and last term in the presidential election next Tuesday, the strategy was therefore successful.

Noticed when came to power in October 2015 for his fight against corruption, Magufuli struck even among the ministers.

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Coronavirus test kits used in Tanzania were dismissed as faulty by President John Magufuli on Magufuli , whose government has already drawn criticism for being secretive about the coronavirus The COVID -19 testing kits had been imported from abroad, Magufuli said during an event in Chato in

Tanzanian president John Pombe Magufuli has said the testing kits being used to test for COVID -19 could be fake andcould as well be inflating the number of cases being reported in the country. Magufuli said he had carried out an investigation after realising that every sample sent to National Referral

The good management of public money has become the spearhead of the former Minister of Public Works of humble origins, nicknamed "bulldozer". Ban on foreign travel for senior officials, ban on business classes for ministers ... Everything is good to save money.

Authoritarian drift and grabbing of power

And to perfect his image of President who rolls up his sleeves, he appeared on National Day cleaning the streets near the presidential palace. The festivities had been canceled to finance clean-up operations to fight against cholera.

Still, the former chemist and party candidate Chama Cha Mapinduzi, who has retained the presidency since independence in 1961, is feared. Its authoritarian drift and its grabbing of power are strongly criticized.

For his main opponent Tundu Lissu, treated for three years in Belgium after an armed attack on his home, it was five years of hell. Ban on political rallies, arrests, attacks on the press ... The "bulldozer" has developed a whole arsenal against the opposition to win Tuesday's ballot.

Tanzania: according to the opposition, the Electoral Commission fraud in favor of the government .
© Presidential Press Service / Handout via REUTERS Tanzanian President John Magufuli, candidate for his own succession, addresses his supporters in Dar es Salaam, October 14, 2020. In Tanzania, the opposition is stepping up three days before the general elections of October 28, including the presidential election.

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