Vice President of Tanzania

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Vice President of the
United Republic of Tanzania
Makamu wa Rais wa Jamhuri ya Muungano wa Tanzania  (Swahili)
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Mohamed Gharib Bilal

since 6 November 2010
Style His Excellency
Member of Cabinet
Seat Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Term length Five Years
Constituting instrument 1977 Constitution
Formation 1964
First holder Abeid Karume
Succession First
Salary TSh 7 m (US$ 4,375) monthly[1]
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Vice President of Tanzania is the second highest political position in Tanzania.


After the union between Tanganyika and the People's Republic of Zanzibar and Pemba to form the United Republic of Tanzania, Tanzania had two vice presidents i.e. First and Second.[2]

First Vice Presidents[edit]

Name Tenure Served concurrently as
Abeid Karume 1964–1972 President of Zanzibar
Aboud Jumbe 1972–1984 President of Zanzibar
Ali Hassan Mwinyi 1984–1985 President of Zanzibar
Joseph Warioba 1985–1990 Prime Minister of Tanzania
John Malecela 1990–1994 Prime Minister of Tanzania
Cleopa Msuya 1994–1995 Prime Minister of Tanzania

Second Vice Presidents[edit]

Name Tenure Served concurrently as
Rashidi Kawawa 1964–1977 Prime Minister of Tanzania (1972–1977)
Idris Abdul Wakil 1985–1990 President of Zanzibar
Salmin Amour 1990–1995 President of Zanzibar


Name Tenure
Omar Ali Juma 1995–2001
Ali Mohamed Shein 2001–2005
Mohamed Gharib Bilal 2010–present


  1. ^ wa Simbiye, Finnigan (6 December 2013). "PM scoffs at super salary rumour". Daily News (Tanzania) (Dodoma). Archived from the original on 17 December 2013. Retrieved 17 December 2013. 
  2. ^ "List of Tanzanian Vice Presidents" (PDF). Vice President's Office. Retrieved 31 May 2013.