While some western media nicknamed John Magufuli “bulldozer,” and one opposition politician in Tanzania called him “petty dictator,” some critics have called him the “Trump of East Africa.”While some western media nicknamed John Magufuli “bulldozer,” and one opposition politician in Tanzania called him “petty dictator,” some critics have called him the “Trump of East Africa.” Click To Tweet
About the Book: John Magufuli – An Epitome of Cowardice…
His bullish and sadistic statements and actions have qualified him as a modern day dictator on the rise. It calls for an immediate local and international action in order to arrest the situation before it worsens and destabilises the whole of Eastern and Southern Africa.
In a similar manner that Italy’s Benito Mussolini, Germany’s Adolf Hitler, Zaire’s Mobutu Seseseko and Uganda’s Idi Amin rose to power and used it to crash independent thought and crumble their countries, turning their citizens into subjects, John Pombe Magufuli, has made Tanzania infamous for the wrong reasons.
From a Darling to a Dictator on the Rise:
In just three years, he has almost successfully attempted to replace democracy with a one-man rule, becoming an embodiment of brutality, nepotism, authoritarianism, grand corruption, diplomatic exclusion-ism, extrajudicial killings, abductions and arbitrary torture of civilians; turning East Africa’s most peaceful and stable country into a police state and a “skunk of the world.”
His distorted approach to leadership and development, and his disregard of democracy, human rights and rule of law have turned him into a bully that seeks religious obedience from everyone, and he uses fear as his main tool of leadership.Ansbert Ngurumo is a philosopher and award-winning journalist; a human rights defender, a political analyst and newspaper editor. His journalism experience spans over 20 years. Click To Tweet
John Magufuli ‘s Distorted Approach to Leadership:
He terrorises the parliament, the opposition, the media, the diplomatic and international community, his own party, Muslims, journalists, activists, religious leaders, the business community, the judiciary and others – in a bid to establish himself as a leader that must be feared and never dared.
This book exposes, through analysis, the root of this sadistic leadership. It digs deep into the dictator’s behaviour and leadership style. It encourages everyone to stand firm and overcome threats imposed by this despot. It awakens governance institutions to do their noble and constitutional task, and never allow similar mistakes that paved the way for this situation to prevail.
The good news is that the dictator is timid and cowardly. His use of fear as a leadership tool testifies to his cowardice and insecurity. Proactive action from local and international partners in development will help to stop the dictator from causing further damage – putting an end to his autocratic rule as he seeks to extend it.
There is every indication that, given a chance, he would never leave power voluntarily. Civilised people do not have to wait for that to happen. The world does not need another Idi Amin in East Africa. There is no need for the world to watch East Africa’s most peaceful nation sinking into irreparable, perpetual mess as it did with Rwanda prior to the 1994 genocide.
With this book, I am stepping in to offer an informed analysis that may be part of the solution. I am laying a ground for a further follow up and research on the matter.In just 3 years, he has almost correctly tried to replace democracy with a one-man rule, becoming an embodiment of brutality, nepotism, corruption, abductions and arbitrary torture of civilians Click To Tweet
About the Author: Ansbert Ngurumo
Ansbert Ngurumo is a philosopher and award-winning journalist; a human rights defender, a political analyst and newspaper editor. His journalism experience spans over 20 years.
He is a former managing editor of two mainstream newspapers in Tanzania – Tanzania Daima and MwanaHALISI. Ngurumo has an academic background in literature, systematic philosophy, journalism and business management; and has mainly written for various media outlets in Tanzania, Kenya, and South Africa on politics, business, human rights, health, and education.
A former chief media advisor to a presidential candidate in Tanzania (2010), Ngurumo is a founder, editor and publisher of www.sautikubwa.org – a pro-democracy website established in April 2018 to counter the wave of authoritarian rule, and to publish “forbidden news” as the Magufuli regime has been struggling to suppress freedom of thought.
Besides journalism, Ngurumo has also been a choir trainer and choral Music composer since 1985. He is a political columnist and commentator, a leader, a blogger, a translator, and a fundraiser. He has previously translated two religious books on God’s Mercy.
In short: Journalist. Writer. Editor. Philosopher. Linguist and Translator. Chorister and Composer. Political Analyst. Media Manager. Human Rights Defender. Fundraiser. Blogger. People Leader. Public Speaker. Risk Management Analyst.