President of the Republic of Uganda, Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has taken to twitter to mourn the death of  John Pombe Magufuli who was the president of Tanzania.

Museveni tweeted “I have, with great sadness, learnt of the death of His Excellency John Pombe Magufuli. He was a pragmatic leader who believed in and worked for the economic empowerment of East Africans. We join Tanzania in mourning the passing of a great son of Africa. May his soul rest in peace”

Magufuli had not been seen in public for more than two weeks, and rumours have been circulating about his health

He died of heart failure