Magufuli leads Tanzanians mourning death of 22-year-old conjoined twins

By PrimeNewsGhana
Tanzania president  Magufuli

Tanzania’s president John Pombe Magufuli is leading a nation that is mourning the death of 22 year old conjoined twins Maria and Consolata Mwakikuti, who died on Saturday night.

The much loved twins were admitted to a local hospital in December, after suffering respiratory complications from a chronic heart condition, but only succumbed on Saturday.

Maria and Consolata, who were very popular in Tanzania, were joined from the navel downwards and shared organs like the liver and lungs, had two hearts and separate heads and arms.

Many people took to social media on Sunday to share their condolences to the family, including the president.

Magufuli tweeted that he was ‘saddened by the deaths’ of women prayed for the nation when he last visited them at Muhimbili National Hospital.