More than ten presidents including Uhuru kenyatta and keadersfrom across the globe attended the burial of John Magufuli.
Other heads of states include South Africa’s Cyril Ramaphosa, Malawi’s Lazarus Chakwera, Botswana’s Mokgweetsi Masisi and Rwanda’s Paul Kagame.
Uhuru who doubles up as the Chairperson of the East African Community was accompanied by CS Adan Mohammed and arrived at the Uhuru grounds a few minutes after 10 am and stole the show during his speech.
He wished President Samia Suluhu success as she takes over the leadership of Tanzania, assured her of Kenya’s and the regions backing, and rallied Tanzanians to fully support their new leader.
His Bible verse quote moved the heart of mourners who applauded him during his speech.
He said new president of Tanzania is like Joshua in the Bible after death if Moses and Joshua was picked by God to replace him. God told him not to fear for he had given him power that no one could withstand
No man shall be able to stand before you all the days of your life. Just as I was with Moses, so I will be with you. I will not leave you or forsake you. 6 Be strong and courageous, for you shall cause this people to inherit the land that I swore to their fathers to give them. 7 Only be strong and very courageous, being careful to do according to all the law that Moses my servant commanded you
This was confirmed by presideny Suluhu during her speech
For those in doubt, this woman will be an effective President of the United Republic of Tanzania. Whoever is standing here is the President. I want to repeat that whoever is standing here, is the President of Tanzania whose gender is female,” President Suluhu affirmed.