Tanzania main opposition Chadema leaders in the precincts of the Dar es Salaam court. The six are charged with sedition and incitement to violence. PHOTO | THE CITIZEN | NMG
The chairman Freeman Mbowe, said efforts by the opposition and civil society to mobilise citizens to stand up against intolerance were thwarted after the government banned political rallies.
The leader of the opposition in parliament also accused the office of the Speaker of ordering the closure of his office in parliament, describing the move as “unprecedented efforts to tame the opposition” in parliament.
This is the first time the leader of the official opposition has been arrested, charged and taken to remand since multi-partyism was re-introduced in Tanzania in 1995.