John Magufuli Biography, Age, Career and Death

Magufuli Biography

John Pombe Magufuli was a Tanzanian politician and the fifth president of Tanzania. He was the chairman of the Southern African Development Community. John Magufuli was born on 29th October 1959.

John Magufuli Profile


John Magufuli

Real Name

John Pombe Magufuli

Date of Birth

29th October 1959


61 years (2021)





Political Party

Chama Cha Mapinduzi(CCM)

Known for

5th President of Tanzania


Janeth Magufuli

Net Worth


Educational Background

Magufuli attended Chato Primary School between 1967 and 1974. He proceeded to Katoke Seminary in Biharamulo between 1975 and 1977 but left for Lake Secondary School where he graduated in 1978.

In 1979, Magufuli proceeded for his advanced studies at Mkwawa High School where he graduated in 1981.

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He obtained a diploma in Chemistry, Mathematics and Education from Mkwawa College of Education. He obtained a degree in the same field from constituent college of the University of Dar es Salaam in 1988.

In 2004, Magufuli obtained a Masters degree in chemistry from The University of Dar es Salaam. He also holds a doctorate degree in chemistry from The University of Dar es Salaam in 2007.

Magufuli Education and Career


Prior to joining politics, Magufuli was a teacher at The Sengerema Secondary School between 1982 and 1983. During the period, he thought chemistry and mathematics.

In 1989, he was employed as an industrial chemist at The Nyanza Cooperative Union Limited. However, he resigned in 1995 after he was elected to represent the Biharamulo East and Chato district in the Tanzanian parliament.

As a member of the parliament, Magufuli was appointed the Deputy Minister for Works.

Magufuli was re-elected for a second term in office in the year 2000. During his second term, he was appointed a Minister for Works.

In 2006, he was reshuffle to take up the position of Minister of Lands and Human Settlement after president Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete took office.

Between 2008 and 2010, he served as the Minister of Livestock and Fisheries. He was later reappointed as the Minister of Works from 2010 to 2015.

Magufuli President of Tanzania

Presidential Election

In 2015, he was nominated to run for Tanzanian President under Chama Cha Mapinduzi (CCM) after he won the party primaries. He picked Samia Suluhu as his running mate and potential Vice President.

In October 2015, he defeated Edward Lowassa after he secured 58% of the votes. Magufuli was declared the winner of the election by the National Electoral Commission (NEC).

In November 2015, Magufuli was sworn in as the 5th President of Tanzania.

In 2020, Magufuli seeked re-elections for a second term in office under CCM. He was nominated unopposed. He was re-elected for a second term in office after securing the highest number of votes.

Magufuli was sworn in for a second term in office in November 2020.

Personal life

Magufuli Wife

Magufuli was married to Janeth Magufuli with two children.

Magufuli Death

Magufuli Death

Magufuli have been rumored to be sick since 27 February. He has not also made any public appearance since the said date. Opposition politician Tundu Lissu claimed an unnamed source said an African President is being treated of Covid-19.

On 17 March 2021, Vice-President Samia Suluhu announced Magufuli had passed away in hospital Mzena in Dar es Salaam. Suluhu announced 14 days of national mourning and said that flags would fly at half-staff nationwide.

Magufuli Net Worth

Magufuli Net Worth

John Magufuli is estimated to worth around $1 million to $5 million.

Awards and Recognitions

Magufuli was awarded the an honorary doctorate by the University of Dodoma for improving the economy of the country.


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