We were deeply saddened to learn of the untimely death of H.E. Dr. John Pombe Joseph Magufuli, President of the United Republic of Tanzania that occurred on 17th March 2021.
On behalf of the people of the Republic of Uganda, the Government of the Republic of Uganda and my colleagues at Uganda High Commission Pretoria, I send our sincere sympathy to the High Commission of the United Republic of Tanzania in Pretoria and through them, to the Government and the people of the United Republic of Tanzania as well as the family of H.E. DR. John Pombe Joseph Magufuli, upon the passing of this illustrious son of Africa.
H.E. Dr. John Pombe Joseph Magufuli was known as a unique and beautiful paradox of gentleness and strength, humility and dignity, disciple and sage, servant and president.
He will forever be remembered for championing African interests and values, his steadfastness and support for the economic integration of East Africa and his tireless work towards the uplifting of the lives and well-being of not only the Tanzanians but all Africans as a whole.
The Uganda High Commission in Pretoria joins the Government of the United Republic of Tanzania, alongside his family and our brothers and sisters of the united Republic of Tanzania to mourn the loss of this fallen gallant son of Africa and we honour his legacy.
May his soul rest in eternal peace.