Tanzania police raid opposition offices

DAR ES SALAAM – Police in Tanzania have raided an office of an opposition party which criticized the state of the economy since when President John Magufuli took over office.

The Tuesday raid on Alliance for Change and Transparency led Zitto Kabwe has been criricised by the human rights organization.

“The police have just ended a raid on the headquarters of the Alliance for Change and Transparency (ACT) Wazalendo,” read a statement from the party released on Tuesday.

Kabwe, a fierce critic of the government has been arrested three times since main opposition Chief Tundu Lissu of the Chadema party was shot and wounded in September.

The statement said police seized a laptop, a flash drive. The opposition leader had said on October 12, that the economy and national security were deteriorating.

After Kabwe’s statements,  Magufuli  accused the party of undermining his economic achievements and asked prosecutors to go after those publishing information contrary to official statistics.

The senior ACT Wazalendo members were on Monday summoned to police who were released after questioning.

Since his October 2016 election, government has shut down newspapers, banned opposition rallies, switched off live broadcasts of parliamentary sessions and used a draconian “cybercrimes” law to jail critics.

President Magufuli is now being using highhandedness to attack the media and the opposition.

Lissu was shot after having a series of run-ins with the government and has been arrested at least six times this year.

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1 comment

rezen Nov 8, 2017 at 7:58 pm

Subject: “Tanzania police raid opposition offices, by, Nov 8, 2017

Commentary, 8 Nov 2017
Despite my experience, I fell for the new President of Tanzania. Indeed, in a short while, the wise people of Tanzania gave him the nick name of “BULLDOZER”. It then seems that to have a Leader in Africa, who cares for the people, is NOT tangible reality but miraculous rare phenomenon.

Here is the first paragraph in the Article: Quote:Police in Tanzania have raided an office of an opposition party which criticized the state of the economy since when President John Magufuli took over office. Unquote.
The statement begs the question>>> What else should the opposition party do other than to be a faithful guardian for the benefit of the people? Obviously, beyond a shadow of doubt, the President is, through and through, an absolute DICTATOR with a gusto. Unchecked, he is ruling Tanzania ruthlessly as his private domain for the duration of his Life on planet Earth. Why not? After all, all the African leaders are doing it.

Even the All Mighty GOD has already forsaken the African people — for some mysterious biased reason. THE END

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