Published by Agence France-Presse on 21st July 2021
Tanzania’s Chadema chairman Freeman Mbowe (centre) arrives at the party’s headquarters on March 14, 2020 after being released from Segerea prison in Dar es Salaam. PHOTO | AFP
The leader of Tanzania’s main opposition party Chadema and other members were arrested early Wednesday ahead of a planned conference to demand constitutional reforms, the party said.
Freeman Mbowe and 10 Chadema members were rounded up in the dead of night in the northwestern port city of Mwanza, it said on Twitter.
“We condemn the repression of the rights of Tanzanians with the strongest force. These are signs that the dictatorship that existed during the rule of President John Magufuli continues,” the party charged.