March 18, 2021(Nyamilepedia) — South Sudan President has declared three days of mourning to pay respect to the fifth president of Tanzania John Pombe Maghufuli.
During this period, the South Sudan flag will fly half-mast at all government institutions, including diplomatic missions abroad.
“H.E. President Salva Kiir Mayardit declared three days of mourning across South Sudan and instructed all the Government institutions and our diplomatic missions abroad to fly their flags half-mast during this period beginning from today in his honour to the Late H.E. President John Pombe Magufuli.”
Kiir condoled the people of Tanzania urging them to be strong at this tragic moment and come to terms with the death of their leader that has sent shock waves across the region.
“H.E. President Salva Kiir Mayardit said that at this moment, the people of the Republic of South Sudan stand in solidarity with the Government of the United Republic of Tanzania.
The president added that he is praying to the Almighty God to give all the strength and comfort to the people of Tanzania and the family of the late to withstand this immense loss.
President, Magufuli, who succumbed to the cardiovascular disease while receiving treatment at Mzena hospital in Dar es Salaam.
Following his death, Tanzania’s Vice President Samia Suhulu is set to take over the post as the first female President in the East Africa country.