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

Written by Kevin Mwanza
  1. He’s a numbers guys

Magufuli is known as the numbers guy in government circles. He’s the godfather of statistics with a photographic memory when it comes to figures. he has no problem giving out exact numbers when asked by journalists in the corridors of his Works Ministry for instance. During the 2010 CCM General Assembly, Magufuli was tasked by Chairman Kikwete to explain how the party and the government was doing in the area of road construction, and he responded in specifics by revealing the exact number of those under construction, or completed. He went further to name the location of the roads — region, village, district, you name it.