The Guardian: Tanzania in for new leadership style

[November 3, 2015]
Tanzanians should brace themselves for a completely new leadership style and major shake-ups in civil service from President-elect Dr John Magufuli according to a cross section of analysts.

Given the competitive nature of last month’s polls that gave him victory by 58.46 per cent - the lowest ever margin recorded by a president - Magufuli is likely to be a no-nonsense leader in a bid to demonstrate to those who voted for him that they did the right thing, they noted.

During interviews with ‘The Guardian’ yesterday, many said that given his record in various portfolios he has held previously as cabinet minister, Magufuli’s presidency will most likely make “hard decisions” geared at transforming the civil service in a move to please the ordinary citizens yet anger corrupt and lethargic civil servants.

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