MinBane

I write what I like.

Archive for the tag “Dr. Joseph Magufuli”

Tanzania: President Magufuli showing up to CHURCH at this point is endangering the faithful

We are not closing places of worship. That’s where there is true healing. Corona is the devil and it cannot survive in the body of Jesus” (…) “People don’t argue, we’re too competitive. I pray to the Christian brothers and Tanzanians of all denominations, this is the best time to trust in God than ever, continue to work, continue to build our economy, we cannot surrender our corona disease and fail to trust God and fail to sustain our economy” – Tanzania President John Pombe Magufuli

Mr. President these words your saying now isn’t words of wisdom. They are neither smart or wise. They are actually very stupid. As the world as we know is exercising social restraint or social distancing. That is a sport, which hopefully be a part of the next summer Olympics. However, until then, maybe it will be more respected.

To go to a service, prayer meeting or to “church”, usually means a solid amount people in a closed space. They are between closed doors and the preacher/reverent/prophet or priest in the front with a musician, choir and whatnot singing psalms, worship-songs or whatnot. This is being done to praise the lord and collectively redeem the souls and arm the body of Christ. Which in ordinary days are fine. It is golden, that people decides to do this.

However, by continuing this now is foolish. It is ragouts and dangerous. This is endangering the lives of the faithful. This is deceiving them. God gave them a mind and heart, they should use them both. God isn’t based in a building, but everywhere. Prayers can be done from wherever. Singing psalms and reading uplifting scriptures can be done from wherever. God isn’t in a box and only the clergy can reveal the facts of the scriptures. If they say so, they downplaying the Holy Ghost and the whole Trinity itself.

President Magufuli should beg for mercy. His is sending people into big gatherings in the midst of COVID-19 or Coronavirus. Endangering the faithful, the men of faith and the ones whose good Church people. The President is not stopping this or suspending these practices. Because, he believes his praising the devil by doing so. The devil is in the details and when you know something will harm the public. Than you stop it. Even when its usually unharmful. Usually going to church is causing no one harm, unless the local church is playing to high music and destroying people’s earholes while singing worships. That is a well-known phenomenon.

The President should reconsider, if he cares for these Christians and their faith. If he cares about their lives and souls. That is if he does. He should close these churches. Only temporarily. Not forever, but all public gatherings are open gates for transmitting the disease. When you know this, you should not engage it.

If your a Christian in Tanzania, you should defy your President and your clergy. Stay home and pray. Your born with a great mind, God gave it to you. Not for you to spoil it for the tithes of the Church. You are a person of faith, who deserve to live on and pass this pandemic. God can see you in your home and in your neighbourhood. You don’t need to travel to the church now. He see your heart and see your will. His the almighty for a reason and we just his servants.

Be very careful, then, how you live—not as unwise but as wise, making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil. Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the Lord’s will is”- Ephesians 5: 15-17 (New International Version).

Still, he gave us wisdom. We got to be faithful, but not naive. We shouldn’t risk our lives to pray together. God will understand. His the biggest big-man and know our struggles. He didn’t create church to make it a gate to funerals. Peace.

Opinion: Magufuli should be consistent [and think before he speaks]

It is evident that when you have a large population you build the economy. That’s why China has the world’s fastest-growing economy” (…) Don’t mind those who tell you otherwise. Set your ovaries free and let them block theirs” – President John Magufuli on the 16th March 2020 at the inspection of Ubongo Intersection in Dar Es Salaam

There are times, where I think the message isn’t consistent with their actions. If President Magufuli would have an explosion of children and a bigger population. Than, the President shouldn’t arrest the female youths and students, who happens to get pregnant. This is public knowledge.

If he was consistent. He would put in place systems, health care and opportunities. So that there would incentive to get babies, hook-up and even get married with kids. Like if he wanted more children to world. Maybe make it more safe, as there is statistics out that 18% of all maternal deaths in the Republic is connected with woman giving birth in the age between 15 to 49 years. That is warning that everything isn’t right.

So, we have two giant issues before we start. Not only that the teenage pregnancy is fought with the authorities. Than, if they get to the hospital there is big chance they are not living. This is really something the CCM and Magufuli should fix before asking more kids to this world. I am sure the World Health Organization and UNICEF has helped for the mortality rate to fall over the last two decades, but Magufuli should facilitate and secure when they enter the gates of hospital.

What is also striking: Shouldn’t you empower ladies to more than just being a womb for future kids? Is that their only value Mr. President?

You know want a big population and being able to challenge Nigeria and China. However, than make the woman empowered and systems to give them incentives. They are reflecting human beings not walking wombs. That is really a bad view of it all. It just all paternalism and chauvinism in general. It is not a good look.

Mr. President be consistent, be reflected and think before you talk. You must think little of the people and of the other gender. When you says stuff like this. As a man, I am disappointed. I cannot imagine how a woman would feel about this. Especially, knowing that this is how he values you.

Mr. President your a bulldozer and as tits on a bull. Because, your certainly have to come with a complete program from the cradle to the grave. You better amp up a welfare state, functional hospitals and child-care units all across the Republic. That is if your sincere, if not this is just hogwash coming out of your mouth. Peace.

Statement on the situation in Tanzania: “Rule of law and the freedom of political activity in Tanzania must be guaranteed” (13.03.2020)

Tanzania: The gloves are off, as the CHADEMA 9 is sentenced

If you think it could get darker and more grim under President John Pombe Magufuli and his Chama Cha Mapundzi (CCM). Well, today is dawn, the sun has stopped shining. This is ahead of elections and CHADEMA 9 is sentenced in Dar Es Salaam. Expect more Opposition leaders to be detained. For holding rallies in their constituencies.

Today, CHADEMA National Chairman Freeman Mbowe together with Halima Mdee are both sentenced together with 7 others. Mbowe was guilty in 12 out 13 charges against him. The MPs holding their meetings or rallies was not seen as valid. They had permits, but they moved, therefore, seen as unlawful assembly and civil disobedience. Meaning they are guilty too. This is a clear message from the judge and the authorities.

Earlier in the day, the people who tried to stand around and demonstrate for CHADEMA and the accused was all picked up on pickups and arrested on the spot. The Anti-Riot Police was outside securing the premises. Several of citizens was picked up and arrested by this measure. As plenty of people wanted to gather and follow the judgment in Court today.

This means today, the CHADEMA 9 is ready for conviction and serve time as political prisoners. The leaders of opposition, arrested and detained by the authorities. In measures beyond the greatness of the United Republic and its history.

The CCM is now shambolic in its affairs, as they are targeting every single opposition party and leaders with criminal cases and sentencing them. We can clearly see, there is no bound and the laws are made to criminalize the opposition. As we are never seeing the same efforts being done to the CCM’s own.

Today is a grim day. CHADEMA was targeted and now lost several high ranking leaders. God knows for how long, but this case is significant because of the stature of Freeman and Halima. Tanzania isn’t free, only CCM is free. Peace.

Tanzania: CCM Secretary General Bashiru Ally spilled the beans

The one who owns the benefits of the state use that state to remain in power. That’s the truth. ” Dr. Bashiru Ally on ITV (06.03.2020).

Today on TV the Chama Cha Mapindzi (CCM) Secretary General Bashiru Ally was a bit sincere on the broadcast today. A bit to honest. Not that its shocking nor surprising. CCM has been using the state to stop the Opposition from organizing or dissidents from speaking up against the state. So, it all make sense. As the CCM are gearing up for the up-coming elections in October 2020.

These elections will be neither free nor fair. The CCM will control it, monitor it and exercise its right to stop the ones in its way. This is what the CCM does, because it owns the state and will use the state stay in power. They don’t intend to hand over this power, the authorities nor the security agencies, who keeps them in power.

He also said this:

CCM is not an election party, it is a leadership party, so we are involved in leading the development. Political parties who want to take us out of power should know that we have a guarantee” – Dr Bashiru Ally on ITV (06.03.2020).

Therefore, this is no doubt in my mind, that CCM doesn’t plan to play fair neither let the state be independent actor in the upcoming election. This election will just be a sessions to secure and validate the mandate of CCM. Not ensure the will of the people nor the ballots either. They are just there to proclaim the sham.

The CCM will use the army, police and whatever else needed to ensure the victory. They are guaranteed to own the state and to continue to have the benefits of state. This is clearly saying the security agencies will be on their side. They will use the state and that’s because it want to stay in power.

There was no slick saying or wording shielding it. He said it straight. The Secretary General of the ruling party says they will use the state and its benefits to stay in power. It would be negligence to not do so. Therefore, the elections are indirectly just a sham and a PR stunt.

They will downplay this and when this hits the fan, but the truth is out. The cookies are out of the jar. They can now be eaten and digested. Peace.

Kabendera is free: However two articles published right before [his arrest] shows why he was detained…

Erick Kabendera, the freelance investigative journalists who was arrested on the 30th July 2019. Whose been in jail ever since. First they looked into his citizenship, which was a non-started. Than later he was charged with Money Laundering, tax-evasion and criminal racketeering. That happen later in the year. Since, then he has been detained until 24th February 2020 as he paid a bond of a hefty sum of $125k US Dollars.

Before his kidnap, arrest and detaining of him. He had written two big articles questioning the CCM and President Magufuli. Both of these articles was in The East African. Like on the 6th July 2019 ‘Electoral body now moves to seal the fate of Lissu’ writes this:

But, irrespective of the outcome of his push for his reinstatement, political pundits say Mr Lissu’s return to the country will likely currently limping from the effects of a campaign to close all political space and shut all avenues for anyone to mount a credible challenge against President Magufuli for the presidency next year” (Erick Kabendera, 06.07.2019).

Later in the month before his arrest, this was co-written with Christopher Kidanka in The East African, which is titled ‘Could Tanzania’s Magufuli second term bid face opposition?’ on the 20th July 2019. Where he states this:

Former CCM secretaries-general Abrahman Kinana and Yusuf Makamba last week issued a letter alleging a plot by powerful people in government seeking to frame former CCM and government leaders for treason. The letter has attracted counteraccusations from President Magufuli’s loyalists who stand by their claims. The president’s supporters accuse former party leaders, including the authors of the letter, of ganging up to undermine the party and go against its tradition of allowing two terms in office for the presidency.” (Kabendera & Kidanka, 20.07.2019).

Clearly, these sort of reporting is humiliating to the President Magufuli whose expected to be praised to stars, the moons and the above the skyline. The CCM is supposed to be unison and follow the President blindly. That’s why Kabendera’s articles are earth shattering. Because, this is the sort of written scoops, President Magufuli doesn’t want to have out.

He wants headlines of brilliance, greatness and be the glorified bulldozer. The man who makes changes, big-business and generate wealth for the United Republic. He doesn’t want to look foolish, ignorant or stupid. Neither does he want any dissent in the CCM party. That is why these two articles are a reminder of what Magufuli hates and had to make-up charges to get Kabendera behind bars. Peace.

My Letter to President Magufuli: Seems like you need some love 4.0

22nd December 2019, Oslo

Dear President John Pombe Magufuli

We’re entering the seasons of forgiveness and the time of redemption. Where the supposed love of God came into the world as the saviour, as a little baby; who entered the world and had to flee to safety as refugees in Egypt until Judea was safe for them.

In the hope, which Jesus brings, as the King of Kings, whose birth and birthday is celebrated on Christmas. We are surely, seeing less holy and less redeeming factors from your government. They are not forgiving, neither governing with solidarity nor care for the citizens.

Instead of giving people hope, your spreading the message of fear. People are abducted and arrested by authorities. Comedians are charged and arrested for posting pictures on social media, journalists whose doing their jobs goes missing, sealing their fate in prison and awaiting a new journey to freedom. Political parties are attacked, silenced and stopped from doing party work by the authorities. That is all done on you watch. Your the man behind these actions and making the civic space very small.

President Magufuli, your the man who steals the gifts for Christmas, your the Grinch. Not that your green, neither a goblin, but your surely not the one character everyone aspire to while looking at a Romantic-Comedy during this season. Your the villain, you are the guy that ensure everyone get hurt, because you can and you will.

Since, they are hurting your pride, the achievements you have made and the supposed greatness you deserve. They are distorting your image, they are in you eyes vicious. Therefore, you use the state apparatus to silence them. Either by the hook or by the crook, the result is that they get booked.

In his mind, there is no feast, it is no parcels of chocolate, no sweet treats or care-packages for loved ones. Only assaults on their liberties, freedom and ability to speak. If a journalists undermine you and your party, they will be arrested, loose their license to broadcast or get suspended for a few days. If it is an activists or a trade-union leader, they will be abducted and get charged by the authorities.

That is not love, but selfish actions made to ensure all love goes to you. But the love you get served by your “Yes-Men” isn’t sincere. They are only praising you and your intellect, because if they don’t you do drop them like cold coffee.

We know this, your so needy, even more needy than Ariana Grande. You need more touch and care. You need to smooched, pampered and get the your Tux cleaned before your standing under the mistletoe. That is what you need. The Mariah Carey treatment, the whole diva experience, while your supposed to be the head of state.

President Magufuli, your far from father Christmas, your even further from Jesus. Closer to the wish-list of Dax:

Yeah I want Cadillac color matte black (Skrr)

Yeah I want a thick bitch with a fat ass (Hm)

Yeah I want a crib to crash with a pool and a court and a golf course all in the back (Yah)

Yeah I want Gucci, Prada coupled with a million dollars

Instagram a million followers” (Dax – ‘Dear Black Santa’ (23.12.2018).

It seems like you want everything and with no concern, you want all people to love you, but your actions is of fear and intimidation. You want to control everything, but instead of trusting people, your micro-managing them. That is not how you get good results, but get people wondering when they are next.

That is not very Christmasy. That is why there is no Clause, there is no Santa within you. Only selfishness and self-centred motives, which overcome everyone else.

We know you need L-O-V-E Mr. President, but your actions of 2019 isn’t that, it only shows your lack of tolerance, care or even lack of heart. It has been heartless, and therefore, hard to give you any credit. Since, people are suffering and they are doing it because of you. Which is not right at all.

Mr. President. It is time for you to Netflix and chill. Time for you to consider how you want to be remembered, as soon your preparing for another term and another election. You are not the bulldozer anymore, your the silencer.

Lover is a helluva drug, but in your case. For many your the distorted EX, which scorned them. Seemed so promising, but ended up in a nightmare. Peace.

Best Regards

Writer of Minbane

Tanzania: CCM leaves the Continental Human Rights Court, which is located in Arusha!

The United Republic of Tanzania revoked or withdraw from the African Charter and the Protocol, which states their membership and the possible rights for trying cases from the state its located in. This means the African Court on Human Rights, which was opened in 2004 and based on the “Banjul Protocol” from the year of 1993. Therefore, the Chama Cha Mapundzi (CCM) are leaving the Courts after its been existing for 15 years on its own soil.

That’s why its rich for all other African Countries to ratify and be apart of this, when the one state where the Courts are, doesn’t have a mandate to investigate and follow up cases. As the CCM and the United Republic of Tanzania withdraws from the Court connected to the “Banjul Protocol” on Human Rights. That is how faulty and week it is. As it sent its declaration signed on the 14th November 2019 and delivered to the African Union by the Permanent Mission to the African Union (AU) on the 21st November 2019.

This is what stipulation they used:

4. For any State Party ratifying or acceding subsequently, the present Protocol shall come into force in respect of that State on the date of the deposit of its instrument of ratification or accession.

5. The Secretary-General of the OAU shall inform all Member States of the entry into force of the present Protocol.

6. At the time of the ratification of this Protocol or any time thereafter, the State shall make a declaration accepting the competence of the Court to receive cases under article 5 (3) of this Protocol. The Court shall not receive any petition under article 5 (3) involving a State Party which has not made such a declaration. 7. Declarations made under sub-article (6) above shall be deposited with the Secretary-General, who shall transmit copies thereof to the State parties” (Protocol to the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights on the Establishment of the African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights, 1993).

So, now the Tanzanian government withdraw themselves from the Banjul Protocol. They have now left the Court, which is located in Arusha. Until CCM did this, it was 26 countries, where the cases could be heard from here, but now its 25. that is really rich from the President and the government there. It is like the United States withdrawing from the United Nations, which has its Headquarters in New York or the French leaving the European Court of Human Rights, which is located in Strasbourg, France.

The CCM left now and has withdrawn itself from the “Banjul Charter” because this state doesn’t want to answer to their crimes against humanity, against the oppression or their acts which limits the citizens their freedom, liberties and possible opportunities to assemble.

That’s why the CCM leaves this court, because its afraid to answer to their actions against their own. They cannot manage to be questioned or investigated, if any citizen or party petition a case and the Courts cannot investigate, since the state has withdrawn. The Court can do this in 25 states, but not in Tanzania where its located.

This Court should be moved from Arusha, Tanzania. It is located in a Republic where the “Banjul Protocol” is ratified and followed. Because, apparently that is not happening anywhere in the United Republic. That ship has sailed under President Magufuli and his team. Peace.

Tanzania: A continued crackdown on media…

If the Chama Cha Mapundzi (CCM) and President Joseph Magufuli got done with his actions against the media. There might been slow days and also better broadcasting, as the state and the authorities are arresting journalists, revoking licenses and suspending media houses for days. If their reporting or their stories isn’t in the same vision as the President. That is just measure and reasoning for all the activity that has been done during the reign of Magufuli. His track-record on this matter, speaks for itself and the ones hurt it, are either in jail or at unknown locations, because government take them away and they haven’t been seen again.

So, the onslaught against unfavourable reporting, articles and statements on-air is steady from this regime. It exposure to the reality of people thinking for themselves and making up opinions is such a vast challenge. That the ones collecting data and making statistics, even needs the anointing spirits of the President to publish it. Nothing that is written or said, should hurt his pride and his achievements, even if it means trading-off bad deals to save his shallow mind.

In this regard, after rigging an election and not celebrating it. The Tanzanian government feels a bit hurt by the reporting on the subject of local government elections. They thought it should be celebrated and be grandest elections of them all. Even if the process to it, was flawed, open bazaar of unopposed candidates and a cluster-fuck of “multi-party” democracy. Which made the CCM become superior beyond any doubt. Because, they ran against none of serious challenge and if they were, than it was the ghosts of Christmas past. Therefore, the reporting on this matter, is now called fake-news, even if the CCM is faking it all on their own.

First the attack on the media owners and who they hire:

Through a notice published in the daily Tanzanian government Newspaper by the Tanzania Communication Regulatory Authority ( TCRA), the media owners who will fail up to acknowledge and heed to the act will be fined or have their licenses withdrawn as stipulated in the law. “Those who don’t heed to this warning will be fined or have their licenses revoked as stipulated in the law,” the notice from Tanzanian Communication Regulatory Authority read” (Howwebiz.ug – ‘Magufuli: No More Jobs For Djs And Comedians On Radio and TV in Tanzania’ 28.11.2019).

Then the attack post elections 2019:

““Some news outlets in the country have been approached, used and act as agents in spreading fake news, rumours and propaganda against our country from international organisations and representatives of foreign countries” reads one of the tweets. Mr Abbas accused journalists of neglecting the principles of their profession by failing to fact-check. “The government has made enough explanation, given enough warnings and enough pardons. Now we will take stern legal measures,” he added” (The East African – ‘Tanzania in fresh crackdown on freedom of the media’ 30.11.2019).

Surely, the CCM wants good press, but that under fear, that if the Media Houses, the broadcasting companies and the ones writing isn’t writing what they like; they will loose their licenses and their rights to broadcast. Certainly, they will stop the press, the publishers and the block their pages. They will have their content deleted and silence the ones who says the wrong thing.

No DJ or Comedian should joke on-air or on Twitter for that matter. No one should write anything that insults the CCM nor its President. Because his the grandest head of state, the magnificent human being who self impose himself everywhere. His so wise and has such a grandeur of a spirit, that he will excel straight to heaven. Just by him breathing and speaking, he will make wounds heal and make bank-accounts pregnant. That is just what the President and CCM does.

I’m just kidding about that, but if the CCM want positive headlines. Want a favourable press and get coverage, which it deems fit. Maybe they should act more righteous and not block the opposition. Maybe not arrest comedians and investigating journalists. Maybe if the CCM and the President doesn’t want foreign bad press. Maybe let the opposition be able to field candidates, hold rallies, press conferences and do party work without needing prior acceptance from state authorities. There should be measures and levels of registrations of political work and parties, but into these superficial levels, which has been created under Magufuli. Wonder if the CCM could have managed to run the country, if they had to answer to the same arrangements and protocol that the ACT Wazeledo and CHADEMA. I doubt that!

So, with this in mind. I stop it here, but lets be clear. Magufuli fear the written word, he fears the press and the ones reporting on him. Because, people are just supposed follow the script of him and his CCM. If you don’t, your malicious and devious to damage his calm. Peace.

Opinion: CCM had to “win” these elections… they ran against no-one!

The Chama Cha Mapundzi (CCM) won the local government elections on the 24th November 2019, They got the favourable numbers of 99,9%, but 5 million people in big city centres there was no elections. Secondly, the Ministry in Charge of the Election and the Commission looking over the candidates for the elections disqualified 96% of ACT Wazelado candidates for the elections, while Chadema had 94% of its candidates disqualified for the elections. This means the two big opposition was discredited by the authorities, before the polls even started. That’s why they boycotted these polls.

Most of the candidates ran unopposed, the ones could have ran against was disqualified earlier in the month. This is a clear message from the CCM, that they are not really allowing Multi-Party Democracy. This from the same authorities challenging and arresting opposition MPs and also blocking rallies. The government are stopping press conferences of the opposition and rallies too. They cannot run their own party work without getting a go sign from the authorities. That’s why there was no possible way anyone, but CCM could win this.

The CCM and the United Republic of Tanzania have no won an election in 2019 with the amazing number of 99,7%. Which is really not an victory in hindsight, not even while the polls are going-on. Because there was no official candidates to oppose the ones running for the government party. All of them was just doing their duty and representing the CCM. No one had the real opportunity to stand up to them.

So, if the CCM celebrates this after disqualifying all the candidates of the opposition and making them boycott it. Yes, there was some other opposition parties standing with a few candidates, but nothing, which really imposed any threat to the hegemony of the CCM. That would be a lie, the CHADEMA and the ACT Wazelado could have challenged the CCM. But they boycotted, because there was no real competition or fair levelled playfield.

This was for the CCM to win, they couldn’t loose. The results are in the pudding. The only way they could have botched this, if they put forward dead people or ineligible candidates, which they didn’t. That’s why they won.

There will be no fanfare, will be no salutes, only a deep sigh of hurt and for some a relief. That this is over. The CCM shown its true face and there is no facade anymore. They are not even trying. Peace.

Post Navigation

%d bloggers like this: