Tanzanian MP arrested for calling Magufuli “ill-mannered”

An opposition MP in Tanzania has been arrested by police for allegedly insulting President John Magufuli by saying he had become “ill-mannered” and would one day “order Tanzanians to go topless”, local media reports.

Halima Mdee was detained on Tuesday evening on the orders of a district commissioner in the main city, Dar es Salaam, after he accused her of making “unacceptable” comments at a meeting of her Chadema party.

Four policemen picked her up fro home in Dar es Salaam, local meda reports.

Ms Mdee and Chadema have not yet commented.

Under the law, she has to be released or charged within 48 hours.

 

 

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