A TANZANIAN COURT ACQUITS AN OPPOSITION MP WHO HAD BEEN CHARGED WITH INSULTING PRESIDENT JOHN MAGUFULI
Written by miebaka ikiriko on February 26, 2021
A Tanzanian court has acquitted an opposition MP who had been charged with insulting President John Magufuli.
The court said it did not find any evidence to support the charge against Halima Mdee.
She was charged in 2017 for allegedly saying in Swahill that the President was talking aimlessly and needed to be stopped.
She lost her seat in her last year’s election, but returned to the parliament after being nominated by the main opposition party, Chaderna to fill the seats reserved for women.