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Tanzania: Police arrests opposition leaders over ‘rigged election’ protests

A number of opposition figures in Tanzania had been arrested on Monday.

They had been rounded-up for planning “unlawful demonstrations” after accusing the ruling get together of rigging the overall election.

Foremost opposition events on Saturday known as out residents to problem the October 28 parliamentary and presidential election outcomes.

President John Magufuli was declared winner on Friday.

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Particular police zone commander, Lazaro Mambosasa, confirmed the arrests of 20 politicians.

Mambosasa, in a chat with reporters, listed Chadema Celebration Nationwide Chairman, Freeman Mbowe amongst these in custody.

“We had been tipped [off] that they had been organizing unlawful demonstrations and persuading youths to enter the streets right this moment. We didn’t difficulty a allow for anybody to carry demonstrations, so these are unlawful demonstrations,” Dpa quoted him as saying.

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America stated there had been credible allegations that fraud and intimidation occurred through the ballot.

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