A video of Tanzanian President John Pombe Magufuli collecting tithe has gone viral.
In the video, Mr. Magufuli, who was attending the installation of Roman Catholic Archishop Gervas Nyasionga of the Mbeya Metropolitan Diocese on is seen walking around with a basin collecting tithe, his security detail in tow.
Addressing the gathered crowd afterwards, Magufuli revealed that he once harboured dreams of becoming a padre.
“When I was young, I really wanted to be a padre or bishop,” he said to the cheering crowd at the Sokoine Stadium in Mbeya City.
“But I don’t what happened; I failed to become even a catechist. When the choir was singing, it took me back to those days. I was asking myself ‘where did I go wrong’. “I feel jealous for padres; I really wanted to become one of you,” added Magufuli, leaving the crowd in stitches.
“Make sure you carefully count the tithe I collected,” he concluded as the crowd roared with laughter.