Magufuli led prayers at hospital before taking his last breath

By The Citizen*

Former President of Tanzania John Magufuli led prayers with doctors and his caregivers at the hospital before taking his last breath, family spokesperson, Ngusa Samike has revealed.

The family spokesperson said that the late Magufuli received the ‘anointing of the sick’ sacrament and dua in the presence of former Dar es Salaam Archbishop, Polycarp Cardinal Pengo, St. Peter’s Church Parish Priest Father Alister Makubi, and Tanzania’s Chief Sheikh, Abubakar Zubeir.

Magufuli was known for his close ties in the religious circle. He often attended Sunday prayers at St. Peter’s Catholic Church whenever he was in Dar es Salaam; this is the same church where his body was taken one last time for a requiem mass.

The late former president was equally close with the Muslim community, helping mobilize funds for construction of mosques and also holding dialogue with Muslim and Christian leaders.

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.
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