IT’S sad news for the First Citizen, President John Magufuli whose sister, Monica Joseph Magufuli, died yesterday morning at Bugando Medical Centre in Mwanza where she had been admitted for treatment.
The news was confirmed yesterday by the Director for Presidential Communications, Mr Gerson Msigwa and Director of Tanzania Information Services, Maelezo, Dr Hassan Abbas who doubles as Chief Government Spokesperson.
“I am sad to inform you (the public) that the sister to President Magufuli, Monica Joseph Magufuli has passed away this morning (yesterday) at Bugando Hospital in Mwanza.
“I hereby express my condolences to President Magufuli, his family and all who have been touched by the death,” Mr Msigwa tweeted in his official account.Dr Abbas tweeted; “Let me extend my sympathy to President Magufuli PJ following the death of his sister Monica Joseph Magufuli.
May the Almighty God grant them (the family) patience.”
On Saturday, after landing at Mwanza Airport President Magufuli visited her sister at the hospital who was admitted in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU).
The family is currently arranging for the funeral.
Ms Monica passed away at 63 years having been born on November 25, 1955. She is survived by nine children and 25 grandchildren.