Tanzanian President John Magufuli leads in sweeping streets on Independence Day

Tanzanian President John Magufuli joins a clean-up event outside the State House in Dar es Salaam on December 9, 2015. Magufuli cancelled Independence Day celebrations and ordered a national day of clean-up instead. AFP PHOTO | DANIEL HAYDUK

What you need to know:

  • Dozens of fishermen joined in the clean-up with their president, who shovelled leaves and plastic rubbish close to a fish market near the presidential palace.
  • Street cleaning took place across the economic capital Dar es Salaam, with plumes of smoke rising into the sky as residents burned piles of litter.
  • Former president Jakaya Kikwete took part in cleaning in his home town of Chalinze sweeping and gathering rubbish.

Dar es Salaam

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