Tanzania’s government-owned newspaper has apologized for mourning President Samia Suluhu Hassan.
— SokoAnalyst (@SokoAnalyst) March 29, 2021
The Daily News, manority owned by the State of Tanzania, was intending to “congratulate” President Samia after she took over from her predecessor John Magufuli, who died two weeks ago, according to an apology from the Daily News managing editor.
A copy of the advert made rounds on social media, going viral and attracting the ire of social media users.
Tanzania's State Mining Corporation has decided to kill and congratulate their new president HE President Samia Suluhu.
Tanzanians, Swahili is a really beautiful language. Write all your official statements in Swahili. English hasn't helped Kenyans in any way. pic.twitter.com/DWIJszOvF3
— Mwalimu Dida Kinuthia Mwangi (@mwalimu_dida) March 29, 2021
President Suluhu became Tanzania’s first female president after taking over from the late President John Magufuli who succumbed to heart-related complications while undergoing treatment in the country.