Tanzania: ‘Suluhu may be the lady President who delivers a new constitution’ – Tundu Lissu

By Abdul Halim, Anne-Marie Bissada
Posted on Friday, 19 March 2021 16:45

Tanzania's new president Samia Hassan Suluhu is sworn in at a ceremony at State House in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania Friday, March 19, 2021. (AP Photo)

Since the official news was announced of the death of Tanzania's President John Magufuli, many are waiting with bated breath to see if the country's new president, Samia Hassan Suluhu, will steer the country on the same path as her former boss or take a different approach. Tundu Lissu, head of the opposition party Chadema, argues she has the power to give Tanzania a democratic foundation.

A relatively unknown politician on the international scene, Suluhu has a strong reputation among regional and national politicians. “She is a capable woman, we’ve known her since her time serving the Zanzibar government in the early 2000s,” Zitto Kabwe, the head of the opposition ACT Wazalendo party, told The Africa Report.

Many Tanzanians hope that she will rise to the challenge and bring about a new management style that will change the image of Tanzania.