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In Tanzania President cancels Independence Day celebrations, joins citizens to clean streets instead [PHOTOS]

Magufuli, nicknamed “The Bulldozer”, cancelled the usually extravagant ceremony saying that it would be “shameful” to spend huge sums of money on celebrations when his “people are dying of cholera”.

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The President of Tanzania, John Magufuli has cancelled Independence Day celebrations in his country and joined citizens to clean the streets instead.

Magufuli, nicknamed “The Bulldozer”, cancelled the usually extravagant ceremony saying that it would be “shameful” to spend huge sums of money on celebrations when his “people are dying of cholera”.

He ordered citizens of the country to clean their environment instead and decided to lead by example.

The president was pictured in Dar es Salaam dressed casually with a pile of rubbish in his hands.

Tanzanian President, John Magufuli joins citizens to cleans streets in Dar Es Salaam play

Tanzanian President, John Magufuli joins citizens to cleans streets in Dar Es Salaam

(BBC)

 

Cholera has killed about 60 people in Tanzania in the last three months.

This will be the first time in 54 years Tanzania will not hold celebrations to mark independence from the UK.

Magufuli was elected into office in October 2015.

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