Zanzibar's Seif Sharif Hamad Dies Weeks after getting COVID

death of Seif Sharif Hamad, popularly known as Maalim Seif, at the age of 77.
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The vice-president of Tanzania's semi-autonomous islands of Zanzibar has died, nearly three weeks after his party said he had contracted Covid-19.

No official reason has been given for the death of Seif Sharif Hamad, popularly known as Maalim Seif, at the age of 77.

He was the most prominent politician in Tanzania to have openly declared that he had the virus.

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