Following the death of John Magufuli in Tanzania, Vice President Samia Suluhu Hassan has become the first woman to lead the country. She will finish the late president’s five-year term until 2025. Except that the new President, who has just sworn on the Holy Koran, is already causing controversy on social networks because of some photos of her presumed daughter.
Samia Suluhu Hassan has become one of the two female presidents in Africa, along with Ethiopian Sahle-Work Zewde. The 61-year-old Muslim woman served as Zanzibar’s Minister of Women and Youth, Tourism and Trade and later as the Union Affairs Minister at the national level, before becoming John Mugufuli’s running mate after his re-election last October.
After her inauguration as President of the United Republic of Tanzania, Samia Suluhu Hassan, who swore on the Holy Quran, is already under fire on social networks for some photos of her alleged daughter. The lady in the first photo with ‘the new Tanzanian President Samia Suhulu Hassan’ is said to be wearing an indecent outfit in the eyes of many followers of Islam in Tanzania.
President Samia Suhulu Hassan, who was sworn in on Friday, led the government motorcade in which many wore black or green and yellow to represent the colours of the ruling party. Meanwhile, a stunning photo that featured the massive back of Samia Suluhu Hassan’s alleged daughter drew a lot of reactions on social media.
« How can a Muslim woman dress like that? I am really ashamed, after her mother swore on the Holy Quran and before the Tanzanian people, » wrote one user. « Fake news … this is indeed a mother and daughter, but not the new president of Tanzania (Samia Suluhu Hassan). The woman’s name is Saada Khamis Fateh and her daughter is Trisha Khalid (she played Ruby in the TV drama, Kovu). They are both actresses. The mother is an occasional MC. Stop the misleading publications, » said a second commenter, who seems to be well aware of the source of the photo.
Which version is correct? Nothing is certain. One thing is certain, however, the controversy is launched on social networks, barely 48 hours after the inauguration of the new President of Tanzania, replacing the late John Magufuli, who died of heart problems.