TOUGH: Tanzania President John Pombe Magufuli

A profile of Tanzania’s president John Magufuli in the Financial Times includes a curious rumour about him.

After a few hundred words portraying the man as a no-nonsense boss who “sacks people on the spot” it said “naturally, Mr Magufuli has made enemies”.

The Financial Times suggests this build up of opposition has manifested itself in his culinary preferences:

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“In State House, as a precaution, he is said to eat only food prepared by his wife.”

We have not verified this, nor does the Financial Times say how they have heard this rumour.