Outspoken Tanzania MP arrested for 'sedition'

Tuesday October 31 2017

Tanzanian opposition ACT-Wazalendo party leader Zitto Kabwe.

Tanzanian opposition ACT-Wazalendo party leader Zitto Kabwe. FILE PHOTO | NMG 

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Tanzanian opposition ACT-Wazalendo party leader Zitto Kabwe has been arrested for alleged sedition.

According to a statement issued Tuesday by his party, the outspoken Kigoma Urban MP is being detained at a police station in Temeke, a district in Dar es Salaam.

“He was arrested by the police at his Masaki home this morning following his remarks during a campaign rally,” said party spokesperson Mr Abdallah Khamis.

Mr Kabwe is said to have made the seditious remarks while addressing party supporters at rally for Kunduchi ward by-election in Kinondoni, Dar es Salaam.

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