Tanzania’s opposition party leader arrested amid demand for constitutional reforms.

Written by on July 22, 2021

Tanzania’s main opposition party Chadema has said its leader and other members were arrested before a planned conference to demand constitutional reforms.

Freeman Mbowe and 10 Chadema members were rounded up overnight in the northwestern port city of Mwanza, the party said on Twitter early on Wednesday.

While the other Chadema members were taken to the Mwanza police station, there was no information about Mbowe’s whereabouts.

“We want the police to come out and say where the chairman is and why he was arrested,” Chadema said.

There was no immediate comment by the police.

Credit: Aljazeera

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