Here is a timeline of the events in the life of Tanzania’s President John Maguifuli.
1959: Born in Chato in north-western Tanzania.
1995: He is elected as a Member of Parliament for the first time.
2000: He is appointed into the cabinet for the first time as minister of works.
2015: He is elected president for his first term.
2020: Elected for a second term as president.
2020: 5 November – He is sworn in for a second term.
2021: 6 March – President Magufuli is admitted to Jakaya Kikwete Cardiac Institute for cardiovascular problem
2021: 7 March – Rumours begin to circulate about his whereabouts after a week-long absence.
2021: 11 March – Various opposition parties in Tanzania want to know the whereabouts of the president.
2021: 12 March – Prime Minister Kassim Majaliwa denies that President Magufuli is ill and says he is “in good health and working”.
2021: 14 March – He is rushed to Mzena Hospital in Dar es Salaam for further treatment
2021: 15 March – Vice-President Samia Suluhu gives Tanzanians “greetings” from President Magufuli amid growing fears about his condition and whereabouts
2021: 17 March – President Magufuli dies at 18:00 local time.
2021: 17 March Vice-President Samia Suluhu Hassan announces on television the death of President Magufuli. Fourteen days of mourning are declared.