Magufuli Receives Spear And Shield As He Resumes Office For A Second Term

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After signing his oath, he was handed the Constitution of the United Republic of Tanzania and was later given a spear and shield as symbols of leadership and head of the armed forces.

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The President of the United Republic of Tanzania, H. E. Dr. John Pombe Magufuli  has taken oath of office for a second five-year term which ends in 2025.

Magufuli Receives Spear And Shield As He Resumes Office For A Second Term
President John Magufuli takes oath of office

 

Several dignitaries were in attendance at the swearing in ceremony, including among others, His Excellency President of Uganda, Yoweri Museveni, His Excellency President of Zimbabwe, Emmerson Mnangagwa, His Excellency President of Comoro, Azali Assoumani, His Excellency Vice President of Botswana, Slumber Tsogwane, the Prime Minister Carlos of Mozambique, Agostinho do Rosário, and the Prime Minister of Burundi Alaine Bunyoni.

H.E John Pombe Magufuli

The National Electoral Commission (NEC) declared Mr Magufuli winner of the October 28 general election, after garnering 12.5 million votes representing 84.4 per cent of the total votes cast.

The president took his oath before Chief Justice Prof Ibrahim Juma at Jamhuri Stadium.

After signing his oath, he was handed the Constitution of the United Republic of Tanzania and was later given a spear and shield as symbols of leadership and head of the armed forces.

In attendance were also representatives of international organisations and Their Excellencies Ambassadors resident in Tanzania.

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