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Meet rarely-seen President Magufuli’s children

According to a report by BBC, late Tanzanian President John Pombe Magufuli got eight children with his wife Janeth Magufuli.

The eight are Suzzan John Magufuli, Edna John Magufuli, Joseph John Magufuli, Jesca John Magufuli, Ruth John Magufuli, Jurgen John Magufuli, Jeremiah John Magufuli and the late Juliana John Magufuli.

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Magufuli’s children during the burial of their father on Friday, March 26 in Chato. Photo courtesy

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Some of the children have been living their lives privately and surprised many Tanzanians who have never seen them during their father’s state funeral at the Jamhuri stadium in Dodoma.

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Departed John Magufuli’s children laying a garland of flowers on their father’s grave in Chato. Photo courtesy

Edna Magufuli

She graduated as a journalist from Royal College of Tanzania.

According to BBC’s reporter who studied with Edna in 2006 and 2007, noted that Edna lived a simple life and many never figured out that she came from a wealthy family.

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Magufuli sired eight children with his wife Janeth Magufuli, one passed away in 2010. Photo courtesy

The reporter said that she had a personal driver who dropped and picked her from school every day.

BBC reporter described her as a no-nonsense,strict brave and religious woman.

Edna joined Tumaini University Makumire for her first degree in public communication.

She also tied the knot recently before her father passed away in a highly privatised wedding ceremony

Ruth and Jesca Magufuli

Late Magufuli’s daughter, Ruth Magufuli has a job at Morogoro city, Eastern part of Tanzania as an administrative secretary.

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Magufuli left behind seven children and ten grandchildren. Photo courtesy

Her sister Jesca Magufuli has a Postgraduate Public Administration degree at the University of Dodoma.

Unfortunately, they lost their sister Juliana John Magufuli who passed away in 2010 while undergoing treatment for malaria at the Muhumbili National Hospital in Dar es Salaam.

Pictures of Magufuli’s sons also went viral on Monday, March 22 after being shared online by Wasafi TV.

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Magufuli’s sons filmed during their father’s state funeral. Photo courtesy

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Netizens were excited seeing them for the very first time.

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