February 17, local time, First Vice President of Zanzibar, Tanzania, died at the Muhibbili National Hospital in Dar es Salaam.
Zanzibar President Hassan Mvini announced the news and announced that Zanzibar would hold a seven-day memorial service to lower the flag at half-mast.
Tanzanian President Magufli also expressed condolences to his family and party on social media.
At present, the official has not given any cause of death.
But as early as January 31, Hamad’s party, the Alliance for Reform and Transparency, released the news that he had tested positive for COVID-19 and was hospitalized through a press release.
Marin Saif Sharif Hamad was born in 1943 and is a politician in Zanzibar and chairman of the Reform and Transparency Alliance Party.
In the 2020 presidential election, he ran as the presidential candidate of Zanzibar, but lost the election.
Subsequently, he was appointed as the First Vice President of Zanzibar by the new government.