Millions of voters trooped to polling centres in Tanzania yesterday to cast their votes in the most extraordinary elections, which were conducted away from the prying eyes of the internet. President John Magufuli shut down the internet, blocking citizens from various regions from communicating with the outside world. However, crafty, technology savvy Tanzanians devised ways of sidestepping the government control on the flow of information and even managed to exchange video clips, making nonsense of the internet
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
On November 27, 2020 Halima Mdee, former Member of Parliament for Kawe, Tanzania, on Chadema ticket , for a Chadema party ticket which is one of the women stripped of membership on Friday, November 27, 2020. . The decision was based on the resolutions of the Central Committee meeting today in Dar es Salaam. According to the committee, the members have the opportunity to apologize in writing to restore their membership. They also have the right to appeal within 30 days against the decision of the Central Committee.