John Magufuli Biography and Wiki
John Pombe Joseph Magufuli (b. Oct 29, 1959 – Mar 17, 2021) was a Tanzanian politician who served as the fifth President of Tanzania from 2015 until his death in 2021. He served as Minister of Works, Transport and Communications from 2000 to 2005 and 2010 to 2015 and was chairman of the Southern African Development Community from 2019 to 2020
John Magufuli Age and Birthday
The Tanzanian politician and former president was born on 29 October 1959 and was a Tanzanian politician who served as the fifth President of Tanzania from 2015 until his death in 2021. John was 61 years of age at the time of his passing.
John Magufuli Education
Magufuli began his education at The Chato Primary School from 1967 to 1974 and went on to The Katoke Seminary in Biharamulo for his secondary education from 1975 to 1977 before transferring to Lake Secondary School in 1977 and graduating in 1978.
He entered Mkwawa High School for his Advanced level studies in 1979 and graduated in 1981. That very year he entered Mkwawa College of Education (a constituent college of the University of Dar es Salaam) for a Diploma in Education Science, majoring in Chemistry, Mathematics, and Education.
Magufuli obtained his bachelor of science in education degree majoring in chemistry and mathematics as teaching subjects from the University of Dar es Salaam in 1988. He also received his master’s and doctorate degrees in chemistry from the University of Dar es Salaam, in 1994 and 2009.
John Magufuli Height
Magufuli stood at an estimated 5 feet 10 inches (Apprx 1.77m).
John Magufuli Wife and Children
He was married to Janeth Magufuli, a primary school teacher, and had three children together.
John Magufuli Salary
John Pombe Magufuli has revealed he earns a salary of 9 million Tanzanian shillings ($4000) per month, Magufuli reduced his own salary from US$15,000 to US$4,000 per month, making him one of the lowest-paid African leaders.
John Magufuli Net Worth
Regarding his net worth, The 61-year-old had an estimated net worth ranging from $1million – to $5 million. The exact figures are still unclear and these amounts are from his lifetime career earnings.
John Magufuli Bulldozer
Since assuming office in late 2015, Magufuli was nicknamed “the Bulldozer”, During his tenure, John cut government spending by imposing measures such as restrictions on foreign travel for government officials and the removal of “ghost workers” from the state payroll.
John Magufuli Death
Magufuli had not been seen in public since 27 February and rumors swirled online that he was sick and possibly incapacitated from illness. A Kenyan newspaper reported on 10 March 2021 that “an African leader” was being treated for COVID-19 at a hospital in Nairobi, leading to speculation that it could be President Magufuli. Opposition politician Tundu Lissu, citing unnamed sources but without providing evidence, said that he had heard that it was Magufuli who had contracted COVID-19 and was hospitalized.
On the night of 17 March 2021, Vice-President Samia Suluhu announced Magufuli had died at 6 PM local time in hospital Mzena in Dar es Salaam, where he was receiving treatment. She did not specify Magufuli’s underlying illness but said that he had suffered from chronic atrial fibrillation for more than a decade.