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Magufuli: How I cheated death

Tanzania President John Magufuli has recounted how he was poisoned in Dodoma but lived to tell the tale.

Recalling the harrowing experience, Magufuli said; “I learnt a lesson not to praise civil servants even in their remarkable performance, so they don’t experience what I went through after former president Mkapa praised me.”

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The Tanzanian Head of State said the incident happened when he was the deputy minister between 1995 and 2000.

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He was speaking during the launch of former president Benjamin Mkapa’s autobiography “My Life, My Purpose: A Tanzanian President Remembers” in Dar es Salaam on Tuesday.

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The launch was also attended by former presidents of Tanzania, Jakaya  Kikwete and Ali Hassan Mwinyi as well as current and former high ranking government officials.

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