5 Tanzanians charged for calling out Dictator Maghufuli

Five people appeared before a Tanzania court and charged with insulting President John Magufuli on social media.

They were arraigned before different magistrates and denied the charges.

The five, separately charged with five offences of sharing offensive content targeting the President and the Police Force between August 24 and 30 this year, were later released on bail.

State Attorney Salum Mohamed told the court that one of the accused, Dennis Mtegwa, posted an abusive and offensive comment on a WhatsApp group called DSM 114U Movement.

The post, written in Kiswahili, and can be loosely translated as, “I don’t know what is going on in JPM’s head… He doesn’t even know how to say sorry. We are at this stage because of one person who believes that what he thinks is always right…he needs to understand that politics isn’t about resentment and the Opposition isn’t an enemy…he should learn to compete with the Opposition on the basis of debate, not force.

The prosecution also alleged that the other four shared a post through Facebook and WhatsApp that was intended to turn the public against the Police Force.

“While they are preparing to fight the Opposition, criminals are preparing to commit crime,” reads part of the shared message.

After reading the charges, Mr Mohamed asked the court to remand the accused because investigations were still ongoing.

However, defence lawyer Tundu Lissu objected to the request, saying the offences the accused had been charged with were bailable.

The court concurred with Mr Lissu and ordered the accused to secure two reliable sureties who would each sign a Tsh500,000 (around Sh23,000) bond.

The cases were adjourned to September 27 when they will come up for another mention.

source: Business Daily Africa

Tanzania was in dire need of a benovolent dictator to jolt them from their sleep.

Magufool must have a really thin skin, like the dictators of the 70’s. What is the insult here?

This one they got is malevolent and easily offended. He’s trying to bludgeon them into silence.

Sometimes it has to get worse before it gets better… or maybe sometimes it’s just spiralling out of control.

Tanzania is just descending into an abyss. Maghufool is an intolerant dickhead

They chose him so let them deal with it. Nangoja ile siku sisi pia tutapea Ruto ndio tutajua choices have consequences

Hehehe this would earn you several year in prison in Tz…

Seems to be the beginning of the end of CCM with one person JPM destroying decades of work put in building a party in a single year.

It would be a death sentence if they read the insults directed at Uhuru on Kenyan social media.

@Mtanzania Magufuli njoo umtetee Rais mpendwa Daktari (wa miti Ni dawa) John ‘ngati’ magufuli…

He can’t tolerate any criticism. [FONT=Arial][SIZE=6]Megafool Hoiyee[/SIZE][/FONT].

Tanzania is entering the dark ages from which we emerged from decades ago, Tanzania is also isolating itself from the east African community… soon it will be the north Korea of Africa

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makufool is a tikiteta…

Mgema akisifiwa tembo hulitia maji. :slight_smile: Watajiju

Hehehehe

Mtu akikutukana wewe hufanya nini ??? Si mnaanza vita!! Basi pia yeye ukimchokoza vita utalipata.

Ikiwa haya ndio Matusi basi mabadiliko yalifanyika katika maana ilhali hatukupata ‘Memo’

“I don’t know what is going on in JPM’s head… He doesn’t even know how to say sorry. We are at this stage because of one person who believes that what he thinks is always right…he needs to understand that politics isn’t about resentment and the Opposition isn’t an enemy…he should learn to compete with the Opposition on the basis of debate, not force.”

Ama notisi

huyu magufool akatukanwa vile kamwana hutukanwa anaeza commit suicide