Following his landslide victory in elections last week, Tanzanian President John Pombe Magufuli has been sworn in for his final five-year term.
Magufuli’s Chama Cha Mapinduzi party won 84% of the votes in an election that the opposition still cries foul over alleged injustices prior and during the voting and counting “with increased calls for peaceful protests”.
“I have a big job in the CCM electorate. But I have to work for the entire country because that is the best for Tanzania now” said Magufuli.
“Elections are out of the way and now I am going to focus on service delivery” he confirmed.
The swearing-in ceremony attended by a mammoth gathering was graced by various Africa leaders including Zimbabwe’s Emmerson Mnangagwa and Uganda’s Yoweri Museveni.
“CCM is for me the only party of renown in Tanzania for it has produced great leaders like Julius Nyerere who alongside others like Ghana’s Kwame Nkurumah and Nelson Mandela depict African democracy at its best,” said Uganda President Yoweri Museveni.