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Tanzanian Pastor Who Mocked Kenyans Wins Parliamentary Seat

Pastor Josephat Gwajima who is the founder and Arch Bishop of Glory of Christ Tanzanian Church (GCTC) hit the headlines across the East African Region earlier this year when he condemned Kenyans over the increasing number of COVID-19 infections.

In July Gwajima went ahead and expressed his desire to run for the parliamentary seat of Kawe constituency in Tanzania with the Chama Cha Mapinduzi (CCM) ticket.

Gwajima's desire transpired on Thursday night when he was announced by the National Electoral Commission (NEC) to have won the Kawe constituency's parliamentary seat in Dar es Salaam after getting a total of 194,833 votes followed by his rival Halima Mdee of Chadema Party who got 32,524 votes.

Gwajima seemed to have received a great boost from his church supporters and believers who reciprocated their loyalty in the ballot. His good relationship with Honorable John Pombe Magufuli also contributed to his success. We wish Gwajima all the best as he starts his political journey.

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Halima Mdee John Pombe Magufuli Josephat Gwajima Tanzania Tanzanian

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