10 Things About Tanzanian Presidential Nominee John ‘The Bulldozer’ Magufuli

Written by Kevin Mwanza
  1. He beat 38 other candidates in the ruling party nomination

In what was at times a fractious contest, Magufuli emerged victorious from an initial list of 38 candidates who sought the nomination, including former Prime Minister Edward Lowassa and current Foreign Minister Bernard Membe. Both considered front-runners going into the nomination campaign, they seemed to have cancelled each other out.