Samia Suluhu Hassan was sworn in Friday morning as the 6th President of the United Republic of Tanzania.
The ceremony took place at State House in Dar-es-Salaam.
President Hassan began her first day in office with an inspection of the Guard of Honour.
She’s the first woman to serve as Tanzania president and the second president of Tanzania from Zanzibar.
Ali Hassan Mwinyi, who also hails from Zanzibar, ruled for 10 years from 1985-1995.
“I, Samia Suluhu Hassan, promise to be honest and obey and protect the constitution of Tanzania,” Hassan swore with a Quran before dignitaries at a ceremony in Dar es Salaam.
The 61-year-old leader was sworn in at 10am local time on Friday.
She ascended to the presidency after President Magufuli’s death due to heart disease was announced on Wednesday, Feb 17, more than two weeks after he disappeared from the public.
Magufuli’s absence since February 27 had fuelled speculation about his health and sparked rumours he had contracted COVID-19, although officials had denied he was ill.
Below is a video from the swearing-in ceremony.
Watch her first address below: