LATEST: President leaves for Tanzania

via LATEST: President leaves for Tanzania | The Herald November 4, 2015

Felex Share Senior Reporter
President Mugabe has left the country for Dar es Salaam, Tanzania to attend tomorrow’s inauguration ceremony of Dr John Pombe Magufuli as Tanzania’s fifth President.

The President was invited in his capacity as the African Union chairperson.

He was seen off at the Harare International Airport by Vice Presidents Emmerson Mnangagwa and Phelekezela Mphoko, Information, Media and Broadcasting Services minister Christopher Mushowe, Harare Provincial Affairs minister Miriam Chikukwa, State Security  minister Kembo Mohadi, service chiefs and senior Government officials.

Dr Magufuli will be sworn in together with his running mate, Ms Samia Suluhu Hassan, who becomes Tanzania’s first woman Vice President.

The 56-year old takes over from President Jakaya Kikwete who has been at the helm since 2005 and is stepping down after serving the two fiver-year terms stipulated in the Tanzanian constitution.

Several Heads of State and Government and former presidents are expected to attend the event.
Details to follow…