But what do I know? It actually worked. Recently elected Tanzanian President John Magufuli ran on a campaign of frugality and hard work. Incredibly, his slogan was “Work and Nothing Else.” That sounds eerily reminiscent of General Park in South Korea, who didn’t have to worry about being elected with such a slogan.
I guess the citizenry is so fed up with the corruption of higher officials that they are willing to vote in someone who promises thriftiness and a new perspective on what it means to be a civil servant. Twitter has had a field day with this perspective though and the results are hilarious. The hashtag is #WhatWouldMagufuliDo? and here are some of my favorites.