18 March 2021, Addis Ababa: The Chairperson of the African Union Commission Moussa Faki Mahamat has learnt with profound sadness of the untimely passing of H.E. John Pombe Magufuli, President of the United Republic of Tanzania.
On behalf the African Union family, the Chairperson expresses his deepest condolences to the family of the late President Magufuli, and stands in solidarity and mourning with the Government and People of the United Republic of Tanzania during this difficult time of loss.
Africa has lost a valiant champion of regional cooperation in the East African region and a committed Pan Africanist leader. May his soul rest in peace.