Supporters of the opposition Chadema party celebrate in Dar es Salaam after the 2015 general election. The party is now conducting a house-to-house..awareness campaign to combat what it terms “dictatorial tendencies”. PHOTO | FILE | NATION
As soon as President John Magufuli came to power in 2015, he banned political rallies and demonstrations saying it was no longer time for politicking but working.
A year later Chadema mobilised a demonstration calling their supporters into the streets to protest against “rising dictatorship.”
Dr Mashinji said his party is trying to come to terms with reality and does not need public rallies to remain relevant.