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Good News to Tanzanians After Opposition Leader Reveals his New Plan Days After Talks With Suluhu

Tanzanian opposition leader Tundu Lissu with President Samia Suluhu in Brussels, Belgium. | PHOTO: [ikulumawasliano/Twitter]

The deputy leader of Tanzania's main opposition party, Chadema, Tundu Lissu now says he will return home 'soon'.

This is following what appears to be an agreement between him and the administration of President Samia Suluhu Hassan.

Mr Lissu, who survived death in Dodoma in 2017 after being shot by unknown individuals, has been living in exile in Belgium.

Speaking on Tanzanian television, Mr Lissu said he would return home "soon" because he was confident President Suluhu would guarantee his safety.

The politician, who has lived in Belgium since 2017, praised the president for guiding the nation in the right direction.

“At this time we do not count the years before my return home. We do not count the months. We are not counting the weeks, ”Mr Lissu said, signaling that he might return to Tanzania in the next few days.

The Chadema leader made the remarks about a month after meeting President Suluhu in Brussels, Belgium.

During the meeting held on February 16, 2022, Mr Lissu asked the president to assure him of his safety.

This, according to the politician, is because those who tried to kill him are still unknown and no arrests have been made in connection with the incident.

"President Samia, he has promised to address this issue of my (my safety) and I hope she will do so," Mr Lissu said.

Mr Lissu described President Suluhu as a leader who listened carefully to advice and expressed his hope that he would respect the principles of democracy and justice. Earlier this month - March 2022 - the Tanzanian government released Chadema chairman Freeman Mbowe and three co-accused.

The leader had been detained for eight months on suspicion of involvement in terrorist acts and economic crime.

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