Tanzania's exiled opposition leader Tundu Lissu has called out on President Samia Suluhu for what he claims that her government is using its powers to suppress the opposition party.
In an address made through his official twitter handle, the outspoken Tundu critisized president Samia stating that she was not different from the late President John Pombe Magufuli hence criticizing her government citing it as undemocratic.
Tundu’s sentiments came after it was reported that Rose Mayemba who is the leader of Chadema party for Njombe region had been arrested and being held in police custody.
Tundu alleges that Rose was arrested for criticizing President Samia for upholding illegal ban on political rallies which she termed us undemocratic.
Tundu went further and accused President Samia for being a dictator while claiming that she is following late Magufuli’s steps hence saying that she should be exposed and denounced.
(Tundu’s twitter post)
However, Tundu’s allegations have caused mixed reactions among social media users who have criticized him for always picking up on President Samia.
Others went ahead and condemned Rose's arrest while accusing the police for misusing their powers. According to them the government should learn to exercise political tolerance and respect human rights.
The vocal politician who is known to be a fierce critic of the late Magufuli’s government lost to Magufuli in a hotly contested general election last year. The Chadema party leader is currently living in Germany after he was granted political asylum.
Here are some of the reactions from social media users.
(Some of the comments from social media users)
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